High Ratio Shortening Buttercream Recipe

It is no surprise that a high ratio shortening buttercream recipe is the decorator’s buttercream. It is the most stable style of buttercream.

Let’s get started!


01 2 cups of high-ratio shortening

02 1 cup of unsalted butter

03 2 Tbsp of clear vanilla extract

04 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring

05 1/2 teaspoon of lemon flavoring

In hand or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the shortening and high speed for ten minutes until smooth. After that, scrape the bowl’s bottom often.


Then, add salt, confectioner’s sugar, meringue powder, and creamy milk to the hand’s bowl or stand mixer and mix well.


Then, at low speed, carefully add the heavy cream and beat on medium speed. After that, add the butter and lemon flavoring.


Afterward, if the batter comes out too thick, add a tablespoon of milk. Then, beat thoroughly.


High Ratio Shortening Buttercream Recipe