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Cupcake Frosting Recipe

Cupcake Frosting Recipe

Simple vanilla frosting is a great topper for any cupcake. Annie frosted 300 cupcakes with this recipe for her wedding in lieu of a traditional cake. It made for a delicious bridal twist. —Annie Rundle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:44 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 163 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.