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Cupcake Frosting Recipe
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Cupcake Frosting Recipe

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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.
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract

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.

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Cupcake Frosting in Taste of Home

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.

Reviews for Cupcake Frosting

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"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!"

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"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!"

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Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"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!!"

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"My niece just made this for Easter-great taste and texture-soooo yummy! Thanks!"

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"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."

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