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Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes

Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Claudia

Claudia

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!

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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naples34102
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naples34102

3/31/2009

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 milk at all. However, there is another problem - the two teaspoons of vanilla turns this an unpleasant dingy shade of off brownish-white. Fine if you're tinting your frosting, undesirable if you're not. In hindsight I'd say use no vanilla at all or at most 1 tsp., use imitation clear vanilla, or almond extract, which is clear. Finally, while the flavor was nice, I wasn't totally pleased with the texture, probably because of the flour. I wasn't nearly as pleased with this recipe as I've been with others from this site.

pam
41

pam

1/20/2009

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 is no need for it. Perfect spreading consistancy and I was also able to decorate w/ it for borders and piping scroll work. This is a lightly crusting recipe also. Be sure to refrigerate your cake with this as it has raw egg whites in it. Highly recommended. :)

Ashley295
14

Ashley295

7/14/2008

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 a couple tablespoons of coco and no extra four and it was perfect thickness and taste after an hour in the fridge, I'll definitely be using this recipe lots!

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