Buttercream frosting recipe

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How to make buttercream frosting?

This classic buttercream frosting has been around for years, but it’s consistently a favorite cake topper. Use it on any favorite cake for your baby shower.


Great paired with our classic chocolate cake recipe.

Buttercream Frosting Recipe


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (clear, not brown)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk


  1. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and butter.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Add powdered sugar to the mixture, one cup at a time.
  4. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until completely blended.
  5. Add more powdered sugar or milk, accordingly.
  6. For chocolate buttercream frosting, simply add 1/2 cup cocoa and 1 teaspoon milk to existing frosting.