Buttercream Icing


This buttercream icing is an easy-to-make egg-free frosting that's great for decorating cookies for holidays, birthdays, and parties. Use paste to color the icing. If you use liquid color, you may need to add more confectioner's sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Beat together butter, shortening, and vanilla with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Blend in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk; continue mixing until icing is light and fluffy. Store icing covered until ready to use.

    close up view of a chocolate cupcake with vanilla Buttercream Icing and chocolate sprinkles

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
10g Fat
24g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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