Recipes » Buttercream frosting

People keep asking how I make my buttercream frosting, so now I just redirect them here.

Author: Seth Price
Category: Dessert
Date published: 04 Novermber 2017

Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: Enough frosting for a 25cm two-layer cake


  • 400g (3¼c) confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 200g (¾c) salted butter, softened
  • 50g (¼c) shortening
  • 50mL (3t) whipping cream, ± for texture
  • 20mL (1⅔T) vanilla extract
  • 3mL (⅔t) almond extract
  • 1mL (⅛t) orange extract


Cream together butter, shortening and sugar with an electric mixer on low till incorporated. Add cream, little at a time, mixing on medium-low till smooth and free of lumps. Add vanilla, almond and orange extracts, mixing on medium till homogenous. Use promptly; cover and chill remainder.