Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing


"An easy to make egg-free frosting that works great for decorating cookies for holidays, birthdays and parties. When you need to add coloring to icing, use color paste. If you use liquid coloring, you may need to add more confectioner's sugar."


15 m servings 181 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 181 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.
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  1. 1246 Ratings


I made two batches. One following the exact recipe, and one with all butter. Defenitely use all butter, the icing turns out just as nice and there is no shortening taste.

Great base recipe; I used all butter, no shortening. I used an extra teaspoon of vanilla and about 4-5 tablespoons of milk. I only used 2½ cups of powdered sugar and found it to be more than eno...

I liked this. It had a milder flavor than other buttercream frostings I've tried, and I LOVED not having to cook it, and not using any eggs in it. As another reviewer pointed out though, it's ...

In fairness to the recipe and its submitter, I prepared this exactly as written--in other words, had I used all butter (as so many others have) instead of half butter, half shortening as the rec...

Awesome frosting! I have made it enought o know that you do not need to put each cup of sugar in at a time though. It's a waist of time & unnessesary. You can put all the cups in one bowl at onc...

I took others reviewers advice and used only butter. The key is to mix on high to get it to blend into icing. I put all the sugar in at once as well. I used all 4 cups of sugar and it was sweet...

This recipe *IS* the Wilton recipe. Except that the Wilton recipe goes further, and specifies that this is the consistency to use for piping, not for spreading. To thin it in order to use for ...

I was looking for a cake and icing recipe to make for my nephews sons' graduation party. I made a cake with this icing. I loved it. I found a recipe that takes one box Duncan Hines white cake mi...

This was really good! I took advise from other reviews and ONLY used Butter. I did NOT use shortening. I also increased the vanilla to 2tsp and reduced the sugar to 3 cups. Although no one ...