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Whipped Buttercream Frosting

This Whipped Buttercream Frosting recipe creates sweet, fluffy icing, perfect for applying to cakes and cookies. It's just like Walmart's buttercream icing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword whipped buttercream frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 876kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 c. shortening butter flavored
  • 1 c. butter
  • tsp. vanilla extract
  • 7 c. powdered sugar
  • c. heavy whipping cream
  • Food Coloring or Dyes


  • In a large bowl mix together butter and shortening until creamed together and light.
  • Add in Vanilla Extract and heavy whipping cream and mix.
  • Add in 1-2 C of Powdered Sugar at a time and incorporate in.
  • Once the powdered sugar has all been added and evenly incorporated add in food coloring. You may need to separate amounts if doing multiple colors into separate bowls.
  • Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes so the whipped buttercream icing is easy to work with. If you take it out and it's a bit runny allow it to firm up in the refrigerator longer or you may need to add more powdered sugar to thicken it up a bit.


Calories: 876kcal | Carbohydrates: 137g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 135g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.1mg