Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cherry Vanilla Buttercream

This frosting turned out so good. At least that is what my kids official taste testers told me.

It is very light, very creamy, and wonderfully sweet (especially if you like Cherry Vanilla)

Cherry Vanilla Buttercream

1 and 1 half cups of butter (soft)
1 half cup of shortening
2 lbs of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cherry extract
about 3-4 TBS milk (i use whole milk because I have a baby in the house who drinks whole milk and hey if you are going to be bad and eat a cupcake you might as will make it GOOD)

Start by whipping together your butter and shorting.   You want to beat it in a mixer until really nice and smooth.  Slowly add in the powder sugar.   It is not going to look like much at this point.  Add in your extracts and then add in the milk little bits at a time until it look the consistency you want it.  Then mix it just a little bit longer to make it really fluffy.  

This recipe will make enough to fancy frost 24 cupcakes.

Mmmmm, it may be fall, but it still tastes like summer at my house.


  1. Yummy! That sounds so good! Too bad the boyfriend is diabetic... splenda really needs to get on making a sugar free powdered sugar so I can try this!

    A Sweet Release

  2. I came across your blog on The 36th Avenue and I love your post! Cherry Vanilla Buttercream sounds daughter's favorite flavor is cherry. This will be great for her birthday next summer...pinning right now!

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