Buttercream Frosting
  • 2 cups unsalted butter (room temeperature)
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 8-12 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • (if you don't want a lot of frosting you can cut this recipe in half)
  1. Beat butter and shortening until fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, cream and extract.
  3. Mix until smooth.
I have found that the brand name shortening is very dense and thick.
I prefer Walmart's Store brand of shortening it's lighter and fluffier and results in a lighter frosting when shortening is needed.
All butter would not create WHITE frosting.
If you frosting isn't really white depending on the color of the butter used, add a few drops of Americolor White Food Coloring.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2013/10/oreo-cake.html