Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Today we want to share one recipe that is very worthy for you to try because it is simple and suitable for those who are just learning to cook or for those who are already experts in cooking.


  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening*
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons milk, heavy cream or water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure or imitation)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

*can be substituted for an additional 1/2 cup unsalted butter


1In a large bowl, cream the butter and shortening. Using an
electric mixer, beat on medium speed using the paddle
attachment until light and fluffy for about 1 minute. Beat in
vanilla and scrape down the bowl occasionally.
2Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, starting
by mixing each cup on a low speed then beating well on
medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl after
each cup of sugar is added. When all sugar has been mixed
in, the frosting will appear dry and stiff.
3Gradually add milk or water, adding small amounts at a
time until the desired consistency is reached; continue to
beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down
the bowl once more and beat again to make sure all the
ingredients are incorporated. Add a pinch of salt if too
sweet and mix until completely dissolved.