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
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.
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 (µg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 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