Easy Buttercream Frosting

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Easy Buttercream perfect for your next decorating baking project!


4 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup crisco

9 cups powdered sugar

½ cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Salt to taste


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and crisco until combined. 
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and mix on low speed to combine, about a minute.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream, vanilla extract and salt.  Increase speed on mixer to medium (4 on the KitchenAid) and beat until smooth, another 3-4 minutes.



  • This recipe makes a lot of frosting.
  • Don't have crisco?  Swap in the same amount of butter.

Keywords: buttercream frosting