Creamy White Frosting

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

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Yields: about 3 cups
  • Start to Finish: 25 mins
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Creamy White Frosting
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
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 Facts (Creamy White Frosting)
    Per serving:
  • 298 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 2 mg sodium,
  • 38 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 35 g sugar,
  • 0 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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