Cupcake Frosting Recipe
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
- 1. In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
2 tablespoon: 163 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Reviews for Cupcake Frosting
"Best frosting recipe, hands down! This was perfect! I made it with my paddle and it whipped it very nicely. So many compliments."
"I honestly joined so that I could rate this recipe. I halved it and forgot to add the last cup of powder sugar but wow was this good! I have never made a frosting with shortening and though I worried about it for a second, i didn't seem to have a problem while licking the beaters clean. This was really good, light and fluffy. Perfect for cupcakes. Enjoy!"
"I really like the consistency of this frosting! Very light! I halved it as I only needed it for one batch of cupcakes. Will freeze some of it to see how well it holds up!"
"I'm having a birthday party in a park. The frosting will be good to make for a hot weather? If not please give a a good frosting recipe. Thank you!!"
"My niece just made this for Easter-great taste and texture-soooo yummy! Thanks!"
"Added a little vanilla, butter flavor and almond extract to the mixture. Also used almond milk instead of cows milk, turned out great. My boyfriend is not a huge sweets/baked goods guy and he said that this frosting was the best he's ever had--not too sweet, fluffy and light! I agree. I added the milk last and whipped the crap out of it for about 3 minuts to fluff it up. :) did not sift the powdered sugar either."
"This is the most HORRIBLE thing I ever tasted!!! 8 cups of sugar is way to much! Make it yourself and you will puke! I asked a seven year old to try the frosting (and frosting on a cupcake) and she said it was AWFUL!! NEVER MAKE THIS AND I THINK WHOEVER SUBMITTED THIS MAKE AN ERROR."
"I was looking for something quick and easy ... this was perfect...and made alot!Thanks"
"YUMMMY! Great frosting."
"super quick and easy- and not a heavy taste. I cut it in half for 24 cupcakes. I added a pinch of salt (it cuts the sweetness) and used butter Crisco, and added 1/2 tsp butter extract. Then I beat it a good 3-5 min to make it light and fluffy"
"Tasteful and easy to make. I only made half of what the recipe call for and still had more than enough for 24 cupcakes."
"I needed frosting in a pinch, and this was the perfect recipe! It comes together fast, and tastes wonderful! I like that it is not as heavy as bakery frosting, probably because of the shortening... Awesome recipe, definitely one I'll use again!"
"Just an awesome tasting recipe."
"Perfect! Halves well. I used red food coloring to make pink frosting for mini strawberry Valentine's cupcakes! I didn't sift the sugar."
"I made a small batch of cupcakes (1 dozen) and one QUARTER (1/4) of this recipe was the perfect amount! And so yummy and easy!"
"Haven't tried it yet but had to comment that *slickery* should be a word! Describes bakery frosting perfectly!"
"I have used this recipe and variations of it for years. It's sweet of course but isn't as sweet and slickery as bakery frosting (which I love also). Comes together quickly and with a couple drops of food color it's terrific for any occasion. Used it today with red coloring for Valentines. Love it! Yum!PS I know slickery isn't really a word."
"I made a slight variation on this recipe - instead of vanilla extract, I used strawberry essence and a few drops of red food colouring to get a pretty pink. I was very pleased with the result! I did find that I needed to use slightly more milk in order to incorporate all the sugar.I hadn't thought of using shortening in frosting before, but it's a good trick."
"Try this recipe cut in half."