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Butter Whip Frosting Recipe

Butter Whip Frosting

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"Wonderful rich and creamy icing, perfect for sugar cookies."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings


  1. Combine butter,1 cup confectioners' sugar, vanilla and almond extracts. Beat at medium speed and add remaining confectioners' sugar alternately with the heavy whipping cream. Beat until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2014

Here's some tips: I adjust it for 24 servings - it's an even 1/2 c. butter. Keep heavy cream to 1/2 c. as well. Only add sugar gradually until desired consistency - this will prevent grainy. Don't like almond addition? Skip it and add full teaspoon of vanilla.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2003

Easy, yummy, and easy-to-make frosting. However, bit too much almond flavor for my family. Next time I make it I will cut in half the amount of almond extract.


22 Ratings

Jan 04, 2010

I was unsure how to rate this. It tasted excellent, but looked grainy and ugly when done. I made this for cupcakes for my kids classes at school and had to take each cupcake and roll it in sugar crystal sprinkes because of how the frosting looked. Once I did that, they looked fine. However, having said that, it is probably one of the best tasting frostings I have ever had, and the cupcakes were a huge success.

Oct 01, 2009

The flavor was great; I omitted the almond extract because I didn't think it would work with my dessert. My only complaint is that the frosting didn't seem to hold up to warm temp, I had to refridgerate them so the frosting was very stiff when cold!

Apr 09, 2012

I have never reviewed any recipes before, but this one deserved my time and efforts. This was the best frosting I have ever made. ever. It was creamy and had a nice consistency..not too heavy, not too light Everyone loved the hint of almond flavor. I did not experience the grainy texture that others had mentioned. I did make sure to follow the directions and alternately add and beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Also, I cut this recipe in half and had PLENTY of frosting left. I frosted a "lambie" shaped cake (which needed a lot of frosting to give it a wooly texture). Greatest frosting recipe ever. I highly recommend this recipe!

Dec 18, 2011

Tasted amazing and got rave reviews from my guests! While the frosting did look a little grainy it wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been with reading the other reviews. I made the recipe to a tee and would only make half next time ~ Since after 2 dozen cupcakes and a 9 x 13 cake I still had a good amount of icing left over.

Oct 29, 2007

I really love almond flavored sugar cookie frosting, so I added a little more almond extract. I made half the recipe and it was plenty for four dozen sugar cookies. It was a little runny for me, so I did have to add more powdered sugar. I think next time I make this I won't add as much whipping cream to it, and it should be perfect!

Jul 02, 2012

Delicious but I used way less cream and flavored it with marshmallow LorAnn flavoring. It tops a white chocolate whipped cream cake and it has blue white chocolate stars on it. Yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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