Cherry Buttercream

I wanted a baby shower cake for my friends’ baby shower and didn’t want to add any artificial color,so I decided to go the cherry route.

Preparation time:10 minutes
Serves: Icing and layering a 2 layer 9 inch cake.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable shoretening
3 1/2-4 cups confectioners’ sugar(powdered sugar)
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract or cherry extract(optional)
2 tablespoons cherry preserves/puree

Procedure:
1.Start with whisking the butter in a bowl.

2.Whisk in Shortening and then add 1 cup at a time of powdered sugar and continue mixing until the mixture turns pale and creamy. Should not be too runny.

3.Add the cherry preserves and vanilla extract and mix.
Tips:
You can add 1 more tablespoon of cherry preserves for more flavor.If your cream is too loose add more sugar.

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