French Buttercream Frosting


This French buttercream frosting is great for icing cakes and writing on them. It gets hard when refrigerated, so you have to let it come to room temperature before serving. You cannot make flowers with this recipe. I use this recipe every time I make birthday cakes for my family.

2 cups


  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon butter flavored extract


  1. Mix heavy cream and flour in a small bowl. Heat mixture in the microwave for 45 seconds on high. Set aside to cool.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and butter extract.

  3. Using an electric mixer, beat on low until combined. Then beat on medium speed for 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Add heavy cream mixture, and beat on medium speed for another 10 minutes. (Mixture will appear soupy at first, but will become fluffy.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
28g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 16mg 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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