Need a frosting recipe for the holidays?

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract
  • 6 fluid ounces heavy cream


  1. Cream shortening until fluffy. Add confectioner’s sugar and continue creaming until well blended.
  2. Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional whipping cream if necessary (up to 2 ounces). Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

This makes enough to frost two 8 inch cakes heavily, I recommend cutting the recipe in half for a standard cake.  (which still is plenty)!  Enjoy


Submitted by: Beth Oslund. Beth is the Office Administrator at AgQuest’s home location, Morgan, MN.