Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Buttercream Frosting
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  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. Cream butter and shortening together with an electric mixer.
  2. Add vanilla and 1 cup of sifted sugar at a time. Beat well on medium speed scraping bottom and sides often. Frosting will appear dry. Add milk and beat at high speed along with a few drops of food coloring (optional). Add more milk for thinner consistency.
  3. Frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 1 week. Rewhip before using.
  4. Notes: Clear vanilla extract may be used, if desired. For a large cake double the recipe.
  5. Great for birthday cakes!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 680.04 Kcal (2847 kJ)
Calories from fat 218.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.3g 37%
Cholesterol 37.75mg 13%
Sodium 4.4mg 0%
Potassium 12.53mg 0%
Total Carbs 118.56g 40%
Sugars 116.19g 465%
Protein 0.26g 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Calcium 8.1mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 454.4 Kcal (1902 kJ)
Calories from fat 146.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.24g 37%
Cholesterol 25.23mg 13%
Sodium 2.94mg 0%
Potassium 8.37mg 0%
Total Carbs 79.22g 40%
Sugars 77.64g 465%
Protein 0.17g 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Calcium 5.4mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.6
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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