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Bakery Frosting Recipe

Bakery Frosting Recipe

"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»
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package (32 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
  • Food coloring, optional


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.