Aunt Mary's Vanilla Frosting

Aunt Mary's Vanilla Frosting

62 Reviews 3 Pics
Leo J. Lagrotte
Recipe by  Leo J. Lagrotte

“Compliments Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake.”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. Combine butter or margarine, shortening, confectioners' sugar, flour, vanilla, and milk in a mixing bowl. Whip all ingredients until fluffy.

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I think Aunt Mary got her shoe polish recipe and frosting recipe confused. This had no flavor and was extremely greasy. If you need a shoe shine though... this would rock



I'm surprised this frosting only has a three star rating. It might be because the original recipe has too much butter and made my frosting a little too soft. Another time when I added less butter the frosting came out just perfect. This icing was not only great on my vanilla cake but was good when I made cinnamon rolls. I like it because it has few ingredients and takes very little time to make. Come on, allrecipe cooks, try this recipe again!

Mara Allen

Mara Allen

If you want to clog an artery this is the recipe for you. After just tasting it i could feel the grease stick to my thoat and it doesn't taste much like frosting. STAY AWAY FROM THIS RECIPE!!!

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 225 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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