Buttercream Cupcake Frosting

I love this frosting recipe for two reasons: it is not too sweet like store-bought frosting and it keeps its shape well without getting hard. Perfect for decorating cupcakes or cakes. It makes about 1 cup of frosting, or enough for 12 cupcakes (if you like tons of frosting on your cupcakes, I recommend doubling this recipe!)

Buttercream Cupcake Frosting
Prep time
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and vanilla about 2 minutes on high speed with a handmixer.
  2. Blend in 1 cup of confectioners' sugar.
  3. Once blended, add the remaining ¾ cup confectioners' sugar.
  4. Add 1 tbsp milk and mix on medium speed until fluffy.
  5. Keep covered and refrigerated until ready to use.





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