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Bakery Frosting

 Bakery Frosting
"Mom used this sweet frosting for all of our family's birthday cakes," recalls Barbara Jones of Tower Hill, Illinois. "Now I use it on cakes for our three preschoolers." A big batch keeps for quite a while in the refrigerator and is cheaper than canned frosting. More Homemade Frosting Recipes»
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 package (32 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
  • Food coloring, optional


  • In a large bowl, beat the shortening, creamer and extract until
  • smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough water to
  • reach desired consistency. If desired, add food coloring.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Bring to room
  • temperature before spreading. Yield: 8 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/3 cup equals 305 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.