Almond Buttercream Frosting

Almond Buttercream Frosting Recipe

almond buttercream frosting icing recipe


1/2 C. High Ratio Shortening 
1/2 C. Room Temperature Butter (Salted)
1 T. Almond Extract
2 TBS. Milk 
4 Cups of powdered sugar.
1 TBS. Meringue Powder (This ingredient will stabilize your buttercream, but in a pinch, you can omit it.)


1. With a hand or stand electric mixer, cream together shortening, butter, and almond extract.
2. Sift together the sugar and meringue powder.
3. Hand mixer: One cup at a time, slowly mix in the newly combined dry ingredients to the wet mixture.
*Stand mixer: Add all dry ingredients at once.
The buttercream will look dry.
4. Add milk and beat at medium speed.

*This recipe makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of medium consistency buttercream.

To achieve a thin consistency for spreading, add an additional 2 tablespoons of milk.
To achieve a stiff consistency, omit butter and substitute with 1/2 cup of high ratio shortening and 1/2 teaspoon of butter extract -Or- add more powdered sugar to this recipe.

See: Video Tutorial 
Happy Cake Decorating! 


Lady Di said...

This looks good. I think I am going to try it next time I bake a cake. I am very excited about finding your website. Baking and cake decorating is a little hobby of mine. I say little because I don't have much time because I work, have kids, blah, blah, blah. But, I LOVE making cakes. Looking forward to getting lots of good tips and recipes from your site.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

I just learned to use Meringue Powder in my frostings, love it!! =)

Candy said...

Oh this sounds so DELICIOUS!

marryjohnsonbond said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. I have a special liking for buttercream and that makes me hovering over your posts. I am here on you blog as long as buttercream stays on your blogs. Good work! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

This was soooo good! I am not a huge fan of Almond flavor and these rock my world. Followed the recipe to a T and it is awesome! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How long will this frosting last if I make it ahead of time and put in the refrigerator?

Annie said...

Do you need to refrigerate and how long will it be good at room temp??

Dana said...

I tried several recipes for almond buttercream icing and this is by far the best! The taste is incredible and it is very easy to work with. A+ from me!

Elizabeth said...

Excellent taste!!

rajahmundry said...

My wife love butter cream...Thank you very much for your great recipe.

Anonymous said...

hi, thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!! excellent!!!!

HotPinkThread said...

Do you have a buttercream recipe using granulated sugar instead of powdered??

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