French Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavored extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  1. Mix heavy cream and flour in a small bowl. Heat the mixure in the microwave for 45 seconds on high. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, shortening, confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract and butter extract.
  3. Using and electric mixer, beat on low until combined. Then beat on medium speed for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Next add the heavy cream mixture, and beat on medium speed for another 10 minutes. ( Mixture will appear soupy at first, but will become fluffy.)