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The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting… Ever!

Prep time: 15 Min Serves: Makes enough to ice a 3 8in. layer cake
1 c Crisco
1 c lightly salted butter (regular salted butter will work too)
2 Tbsp meringue powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (may want to use a clear vanilla for a pure white frosting)
1 tsp butter flavoring
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp orange extract
1/4 tsp lemon extract
2 lb powdered sugar (must be brand name – store brand will not work)
5-6 Tbsp warm water
1/4 tsp salt
1. In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.
2. If 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.
3. Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings. Mix well.
4. On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. It will get clumpy after the whole 2lbs. has been distributed.
5. Continue on low speed and gradually add salt/water mix. Add more water to frosting if necessary.
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