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.

June 2008
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