Creamy White Frosting

This basic frosting recipe makes enough to top the sides and tops of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers.


Creamy White Frosting

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Servings: 12
Yield: about 3 cups
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   cup 
    shortening
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    lemon extract, orange extract, or almond extract
  • 4 1/2  cups 
    sifted powdered sugar (about 1 pound)
  • 3 - 4   tablespoons 
    milk
Directions
1.
In a medium mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add half of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar and enough remaining milk to reach spreading consistency. This frosts the tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers. (Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.) Makes about 3 cups.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 298, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 38, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 35, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 0.59, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 2, Potassium (mg) 7, calcium (mg) 20.19, iron (mg) 0.18, Other Carb () 2.5, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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