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Buttercream Frosting

Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 10 cups
  

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.