Bakery Frosting

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 cups

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
This recipe makes it easy to capture the fabulous flavor of cakes from the best bakeries. A big batch of this sweet frosting keeps for 3 months in the refrigerator. —Barbara Jones, Tower Hill, Illinois


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 305 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 39g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.