Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes

Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes

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"Perfect vanilla flavored frosting, for birthday cakes, or any cake you like. Not too thick or too smooth. If I can pull it off in five minutes you can too!"


10 m servings 327 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, shortening, egg whites, salt, vanilla, flour and milk. Beat with an electric mixer, gradually increasing to high speed, until light, fluffy and smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in desired amount of food coloring.
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  1. 53 Ratings


As written this recipe only deserves a weak three stars because if one was to include the 1/4 cup milk called for it would be much too thin. Thanks to previous reviewers, I didn't include any mi...

This frosting was VERY good! Less sweet than most frostings and light. To fix the problem of the frosting being too runny, like other reviewers mentioned, I just left out the milk. There really ...

I used this on an angel food cake and it was perfect! It was a little bit runny and I didn't have time to cool it so I just added another tablespoon of flour. I made it a second time and added...

Very tasty, i liked eating it even before i put it on my cake. Only this is its a little runny, i put it in the freezer for a bit. Very good recipe and i will use this recipe on future cakes.

What wonderful frosting! I love the little bit of salt in it, it gives it that salty/sweet thing in the same bite. Is not too heavy or overly sweet. Was the perfect consistency for spreading. I ...

Sweet, fast & easy! The vanilla does give the frosting a bit of a dingy color but the flavor is fine & the original recipe is meant to be colored. I left out the milk and cut the recipe in half,...

Very good frosting!! Downside for must use frosting within hours of making it.

I omitted the milk, kept the egg whites, and instead of shortening, I used 1/2 package of cream cheese plus 1 stick butter. I didn't know the yield of the recipe before I made it, but it made e...

Easy, delicious and not too sweet. Goes perfectly with a wedding style/almond flavor cake. I used butter flavor shortening because that's all I had, and it was very good.