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White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Adding white chocolate to this basic butter cream recipe makes this frosting extra special.  Great for those special occasion cakes or anytime.  This recipe makes enough to frost a 3 layer cake.  Enjoy!

4 oz white chocolate baking squares (4 squares)
1 stick butter ( at room temperature) plus 1 Tablespoon butter divided
2 Tablespoons shortening
5 to 5 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a double boiler over simmering water melt white chocolate with 1 tablespoon butter. Set aside to cool.  Beat 1 stick of butter plus shortening until smooth. Mix in confectioners sugar and buttermilk until smooth.  Add vanilla and mix until combined.

~Marsha Bradford