- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Reviews for Cupcake Frosting
"Pretty good as written but tastes better if butter increased to 1.5 cups and Crisco decreased to 0.5 cup. It is more heat stable than pure butter cream and sets nicely so piping looks beautiful next day. but the adjustment makes it more buttery and delicious. I made it both ways."
"Best frosting recipe, hands down! This was perfect! I made it with my paddle and it whipped it very nicely. So many compliments."
"I honestly joined so that I could rate this recipe. I halved it and forgot to add the last cup of powder sugar but wow was this good! I have never made a frosting with shortening and though I worried about it for a second, i didn't seem to have a problem while licking the beaters clean. This was really good, light and fluffy. Perfect for cupcakes. Enjoy!"
"I really like the consistency of this frosting! Very light! I halved it as I only needed it for one batch of cupcakes. Will freeze some of it to see how well it holds up!"
"I'm having a birthday party in a park. The frosting will be good to make for a hot weather? If not please give a a good frosting recipe. Thank you!!"
"My niece just made this for Easter-great taste and texture-soooo yummy! Thanks!"
"Added a little vanilla, butter flavor and almond extract to the mixture. Also used almond milk instead of cows milk, turned out great. My boyfriend is not a huge sweets/baked goods guy and he said that this frosting was the best he's ever had--not too sweet, fluffy and light! I agree. I added the milk last and whipped the crap out of it for about 3 minuts to fluff it up. :) did not sift the powdered sugar either."
"This is the most HORRIBLE thing I ever tasted!!! 8 cups of sugar is way to much! Make it yourself and you will puke! I asked a seven year old to try the frosting (and frosting on a cupcake) and she said it was AWFUL!! NEVER MAKE THIS AND I THINK WHOEVER SUBMITTED THIS MAKE AN ERROR."
"YUMMMY! Great frosting."