The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting… Ever!


1 cCrisco
1 clightly salted butter (regular salted butter will work too)
2 Tbspmeringue powder
1 tsppure vanilla extract (may want to use a clear vanilla for a pure white frosting)
1 tspbutter flavoring
1/2 tspalmond extract
1/4 tsporange extract
1/4 tsplemon extract
2 lbpowdered sugar (must be brand name – store brand will not work)
5-6 Tbspwarm water
1/4 tspsalt


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.