Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing

Desserts Frostings and Icings Buttercream

An easy to make egg-free frosting that works great for decorating cookies for holidays, birthdays and parties. When you need to add coloring to icing, use color paste. If you use liquid coloring, you may need to add more confectioner's sugar.

Servings per recipe: 20
Calories per serving: 181
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 15m


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • 1   In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blend in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 9.8g 15%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 4mg  
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g  
Protein 0.1g  
Sugars 24g  
Vitamin A 145IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 3mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 0mg  
Folate 0mcg