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Creamy Buttercream Frosting

Jeanette Owca Recipe shared by:
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This is enough frosting to frost an 8 inch layer cake. You will need more for decorating with flowers or ribbons.

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: 8 inch cake
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • pinch of salt

Baking Instructions

  1. Cream butter and shortening until fluffy. Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time, beating well each time. Add vanilla and salt with half and half a little at a time. You may need to add more half and half depending on the consistancy you want. Beat on high until fluffy. Spread on cake.

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substitution

substitution

I normally always use egg beaters instead of real eggs and always use "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" butter instead of oil. So if It calls for 1/3 cup of oil I use a 1/3 cup of "butter", and I never wait for it to be room temp. I do have a kitchen-aid though, so if you don't I'd let it get to room temp.


Butter

Butter

When adding butter to a recipe soften only slightly unless recipe states otherwise





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