Friday, February 27, 2015

Favorite Frosting

"I use many different frosting recipes when baking.  This recipe is my favorite one to use when I am baking and decorating Birthday cakes or cupcakes for my family.  It has a spreadable consistency for icing and it also holds its shape when using decorating tips.  Oh and by the way, the taste is irresistible!"    

2 sticks or 1 cup of butter, softened
4 Tablespoons of shortening
2 pound bag of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup (Karo syrup)
Food Coloring, if desired
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and shortening until smooth.  With the mixer on low setting (so you don't end up wearing it), add powdered sugar a little at a time.  NOTE:  Mixture will become very thick, but it will thin out when you add the remaining ingredients.  Add almond, vanilla, milk and corn syrup and mix until completely combined, scraping sides of the bowl as you go.  Color with food coloring, if desired.  Frost cake or cupcakes and decorate.  


  1. I am always looking for better frosting and cake recipes. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.


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