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Quick Fluffy White Frosting Recipe

When our son, Chris, and his wife, Kim, tied the knot on our land in the country, I made their cake and frosted it with this light buttery frosting.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:26 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in almond extract. Add cornstarch mixture and beat until sugar is dissolved and frosting is fluffy, about 4 minutes. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3-1/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 94 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.