This makes about 4 cups of the very best sweet and fluffy frosting.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated shortening
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4 Tbsp milk
In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and salt.
Add the sugar and beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Add the vanilla and 3 Tbsp of the milk. Beat for 5 minutes. If the frosting seems stiff add another Tbsp of milk and then beat for a few more minutes. Frosting should be fluffy.
Caramel Frosting Variation:
Before adding the milk, add 1/4-1/2 cup caramel sauce depending on your love of caramel. (I used just under 1/2 cup). Reduce vanilla to 1 tsp. Reduce milk to 2 Tbsp.
Note: I used Ghirardelli Premium Caramel Sauce