Freezer Frosting

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing


about 3 cups (enough to frost 24 cupcakes or a two-layer, tube, 13- x 9-inch or 15- x 10-inch cake)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
It's handy to have this sweet creamy frosting in the freezer when you need to decorate a cake or cupcakes. Just thaw in the fridge and spread. "It's easy to tint with food coloring for a special look," assures Evelyn Comeau of Virden, Manitoba.


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 to 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening, 1 cup of sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the remaining sugar alternately with cream. Beat until the frosting reaches desired consistency. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw before using.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 138 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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