Vanilla Buttercream

Classic frosting recipe for cakes and cookies.



Vanilla Buttercream

Marla Hingley
Classic frosting recipe for cakes and cookies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 16


  • 1/2 cup solid GF vegetable shortening* softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups icing sugar sifted
  • 2 Tbsp milk or milk alternative


  • Using a mixer, cream together shortening and butter, then add vanilla. Gradually add sugar in, one cup at a time (will be crumbly). Then add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Can be kept refrigerated in an airtight container, and stored for 2 weeks (re-whip before using).


Variation: For thin (spreading) consistency icing, add an additional 2 Tbsp light corn syrup, water or milk.
*can replace shortening with more butter, it will just be a richer tasting frosting.
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See also
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