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Extra Special Buttercream Icing Recipe

What makes Extra-Special Buttercream Icing so special? Real whipping cream! It adds an incredible fluffiness atop cakes and cupcakes.
Makes: About 7 1/2 cups.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended. Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.

Step 2

Extra-Special Buttercream icing needs to be refrigerated, both after it is made and when it is placed on a cupcake. It will keep 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Step 3

*You may substitute 1 cup butter or margarine plus 1 cup solid vegetable shortening to achieve a more buttery taste.

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Clear Vanilla Extract, 2 Oz. (1-2 teaspoons based on preference)


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solid vegetable shortening

2 cups solid vegetable shortening

confectioners' sugar

8 cups (2 lbs.) confectioners' sugar


1/2 teaspoon salt

whipping cream

6-8 ounces whipping cream

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Extra Special Buttercream Icing is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful icing I tried this recipe for the first time today. I used 1 cup of butter with the 1 cup shortening. Just a wonderful tasting icing and great to work with...I will use it again. Iced a two layer cake and 36 cupcakes with one batch
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my new favorite go-to icing! Fluffy, light and creamy, & just plain wonderful! Have gotten lots of compliments!
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My grandma shared this icing secret many years ago and it work's lovely on white cakes.The best thing is you can flavor it up, to add that special kick to you cake.I like to add butter to mine gives it that extra creamy texture and flavor.
Date published: 2014-01-16
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