This is my grandma's recipe for buttercream frosting. It works wonderfully for decorated cakes, and tastes great!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.

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  • Mix water and meringue powder together in a small bowl. Beat into the frosting. Add milk, vanilla extract, salt, and cream of tartar; continue beating until light and fluffy. Add more milk if frosting is too thick.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 19.1g 6% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 6.2mg 2% DV; sodium 47.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition