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Favorite Buttercream

Favorite Buttercream


  • 1/2 c. butter, room temperature or margarine
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp. milk
  • (optional) 1/4 c. cocoa powder


  1. Whisk together the shortening and butter or margarine until smooth.
  2. Alternately add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and the liquids– whisking in between additions until smooth.
  3. If making chocolate buttercream, add 1/4 c. cocoa powder to the remaining buttercream. Whisk and add additional milk if needed to thin out a little.