High-Ratio Sweetex Frosting 5 Reviews By crisseyann recipe Add To Favorites Print 1,802 Views 1 Comments 110 Favorites This is the recipe I use exclusively when I don’t make a REAL butter buttercream. It uses Sweetex high-ratio shortening. High-Ratio Sweetex Frosting Ingredients 1 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp butter flavor1/4 tsp almond flavor1/2 cup water1 1/2 cups Sweetex1 TBS meringue powder1/2 tsp popcorn salt2 lbs. powdered sugar Instructions Add salt, vanilla, butter, and almond flavors to measuring cup. Add cold water to make 1/2 cup. Beat Sweetex and slowly add water until fully incorporated. Beat in meringue powder. Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.