Buttercream Frosting

Southern Living


Makes 10 cups


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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening
2 (2-pound) packages powdered sugar, divided
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1/4 cup almond liqueur
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup whipping cream


Prep: 10 Minutes

1. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 package sugar and meringue powder; add liqueur, vanilla, and salt, beating until blended. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar alternately with 1/2 cup whipping cream, beginning and ending with sugar. Continue to beat at medium speed, and gradually add more whipping cream until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Cover frosting to prevent drying.

Created date

June 2008