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Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Change the color with food coloring


1 cup Butter-Flavored or Golden Crisco ( solid vegetable shortening )

4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 fluid ounces heavy cream

gel or paste food coloring (optional)


Cream shortening until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue creaming until
blended. Add salt, vanilla, and cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add
cream a teaspoon at a time if necessary to achieve the right consistency. Beat
at high
speed until frosting is fluffy. If desired, divide frosting into several small
bowls and stir in
food coloring to create various colors of buttercream frosting.


For a pure white frosting, use white shortening and clear vanilla.

For a whiter colored frosting that uses real butter but still holds up well
at room
temperature, use 1/2 cup white shortening and 1/2 cup unsalted butter.
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