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Quick Fluffy White Frosting

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
  • Makes
    about 3-1/4 cups

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 94 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Lady-L
    Oct 7, 2013

    ewwwwwwwww!

  • angelastahl214
    Jan 14, 2010

    Maybe I did it wrong, but it had a strange gel-like texture. And then the more I beat it, the more it began to break down. Any tips?