The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting… Ever!


For years I have searched and searched and searched…and even did some more searching to find a frosting that was identical or almost identical to the frosting you taste from a bakery. And I finally found one! This one right here! You have to try it! I’m tired of the same ole’ “butter, powdered sugar and vanilla” type frosting. This frosting can actually be a little expensive because it calls for 5 different extracts. But it’s so well worth it. Especially if you’re really wanting that “wow factor.


1 c Crisco
1 c lightly salted butter (regular salted butter will work too)
2 Tbsp meringue powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (may want to use a clear vanilla for a pure white frosting)
1 tsp butter flavoring
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp orange extract
1/4 tsp lemon extract
2 lb powdered sugar (must be brand name – store brand will not work)
5-6 Tbsp warm water
1/4 tsp salt


1In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.

2If you have a standing mixer it is highly recommended. But a hand held mixer with a very large bowl will work also.Cream together the Crisco and butter until well combined.

3Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings. Mix well.

4On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined.It will get clumpy after the whole 2lbs. has been distributed.

5Continue on low speed and gradually add salt/water mix.Add more water to frosting if necessary.

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