The lightest airiest and most delicious fluffy white frosting you will ever find! This shortening- based frosting/icing is very similar to grocery store frosting and everyone who has ever tried it loves it and agrees it's "not too sweet"! Bonus: you can also make it into CHOCOLATE frosting!
Add shortening to large bowl and gradually add powdered sugar. Beat about 5 minutes until mixture is very creamy and fluffy. Set this aside. * I use a stand mixer for this part.
In a very clean bowl mix dry ingredients. Add boiling water and immediately beat with mixer on high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 8 minutes. When mixture begins to get stiff add flavoring. * you can use a hand mixer for this part
Combine both mixtures and beat together for another 8 minutes with stand mixer.
When finished, use a rubber spatula to down beat a little to remove some of the air bubbles. Frosting will be very light and creamy. Cover. ***DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Can be stored for up to 2 months at room temperature (I keep it in the pantry).
*Note: This will frost 1- 10 inch cake**Note: The frosting may be kept at room temperature for 3 months. Whip with a spoon each time you use it to restore fluffiness.***Note: Chocolate Whipped Cream buttercream: to make the chocolate variation, simply replace 1 cup of the icing/powdered sugar with 1 cup cocoa
Whipped Cream Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.