Buttercream Frosting

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


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


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.