Smooth Buttercream Frosting


This flavorful icing is ideal for decorating. It may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week. Re-whip before using.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
3 -1/2 cups


  • ½ cup vegetable shortening

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk


  1. Beat shortening and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, about 3 minutes; stir in vanilla extract. Beat sugar, one cup at a time, into butter mixture on medium speed. Add milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.

  2. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to decorate. For best results, keep icing refrigerated when not using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
12g Fat
39g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 0g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 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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