The Best Buttercream Icing Recipe

I can't wait for you to make this recipe!

This is the BEST Buttercream Icing recipe. The only buttercream frosting recipe you’ll ever need.

Grab your ingredients!

1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons of milk

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. More milk may be needed to get the right consistency.

Step 1

Cover with plastic wrap or lid until ready to decorate. Spread or pipe atop your favorite cupcake recipe. Enjoy!

Step 2

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