Better Than Bakery Buttercream Frosting

Total Time
15 minutes
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A smooth, tasty buttercream frosting that works well on all flavors of cake mix. It can easily be stiffened by adding additional Confectioners sugar to decorate the cake.


  • 1 14 room temperature Organic Valley Butter
  • 1 34 cups Crisco Shortening (do not substitute)
  • 1 13 cups evaporated milk, cold
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 18 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1 12 pounds 10x Confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • food coloring (liquid or paste in desired colors)


Blend butter and shortening together with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl until blended. Slowly add the evaporated milk, vanilla extract and salt a little at a time which will make it a creamy consistancy.
Slowly blend in the first pound of the 10x confectioners sugar until mixtures stiffens to the consistency of a spreadable frosting for the cake. If it is too loose add a little more 10X. If it is too stiff add a little more evaporated milk a few drops at a time.

To frost you want to be sure that you can spread the frosting without pulling on the cake while spreading. It does help to chill the cake pieces a few hours in the refrigerator before frosting. spread one very thin coat over entire surface of the cake and then come back and spread a thicker layer for the final frosting. Take any extra frosting and add food coloring to it and a little more 10X sugar to stiffen. For simple decorations cut a teeny, tiny hole in the one bottom corner of a zip lock bag. Place frosting in bag and squeese in desired designs.

Serving Suggestions

Works well on all kinds of cake receipes. Especially good for decorating party cakes.

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