Recipe: Easy Buttercream Frosting



  • 1 cup shortening regular or Hi-Ratio
  • 1 cup lightly salted butter room temperature
  • 2 tbsp meringue powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tbsp water depending on consistency desired 
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt fine sea salt or table salt


  1. Measure water, put in small cup and add salt. Stir to dissolve.
  2. In large bowl (standing mixer recommended), mix butter and shortening on low until combined.
  3. Add meringue powder and all flavorings and extracts. Mix on low to combine.
  4. Add powdered sugar gradually, still mixing on low.
  5. Gradually add salted water and mix on low for 1-2 minutes until well combined, scraping paddle and sides of bowl as necessary.
  6. If you are using Hi-Ratio shortening, increase your mixing time to 5-7 minutes.

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