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Jo Ann's Frosting

Rated as 3.92 out of 5 Stars

"A not-so-sweet white frosting alternative that is great for all cakes and decorating needs. This may be tinted with food color if you like."
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Ingredients

10 m servings 217 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 frosting for 2 layer 8 inch cake)

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugar together until smooth. slowly mix in milk, vanilla and almond extract. Beat on high speed of an electric mixer for 5 to 7 minutes, scraping often, until mixture is light and fluffy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 217 calories; 17.2 g fat; 15.9 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This recipe saved the day! My son is allergic to milk so I need a recipe that doesn't have butter in it. I substituted soy milk for the milk in the recipe and it turned out great. It was easy...

Most helpful critical review

Smells like almond, tastes like whipped lard. Upon adding more powdered sugar (almost twice the amount), the lard flavor prevailed as it oiled the roof of my mouth. I absolutely hated it. Sorry.

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This recipe saved the day! My son is allergic to milk so I need a recipe that doesn't have butter in it. I substituted soy milk for the milk in the recipe and it turned out great. It was easy...

Smells like almond, tastes like whipped lard. Upon adding more powdered sugar (almost twice the amount), the lard flavor prevailed as it oiled the roof of my mouth. I absolutely hated it. Sorry.

Tastes great!! I like it because it's not too heavy, it's "whipped", which is just the way I like it. I also like the flavor that the almond extract gives it. I did'nt have butter shortening, so...

I thought this frosting was terrible. The ratio of shortening to sugar makes it taste like you are eating a lot of plain shortening. Maybe I am unique, but I prefer my frosting to not taste like...

This was a good frosting. The vanilla and almond flavoring was perfect for a yellow cake with raspberry filling, which I used it for. The only problem was that it wasn't enough for a 9"layer c...

This is the best frosting for cakes. I was looking for a frosting that wasn't so sweet and this one is unbelievable! Everyone who tries this frosting agrees that it is the best! It tastes gre...

thank you so much,for this great rec1pe. i really have enjoyed it. God bless every one

Good, quick and easy recipe but I had to do some tweaking because it was a little too bland and had too much of that crisco texture to it. I used about 3 tsp of vanilla, maybe more because I st...

I used this frosting on sugar cookies and it turned out wonderfully. Everyone complemented on how good the cookies were. I will continue to use this frosting recipe whenever else I need it. D...