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Fluffy Creamy Frosting

"This simple recipe makes a fluffy chocolate frosting you'll be happy to use on your best cakes, cupcakes, and even cookies."
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Ingredients

servings 278 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 cups)

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Directions

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  1. Cream together shortening and half of the confectioners' sugar.
  2. Mix together powdered milk and water. Add to the creamed mixture along with the rest of the confectioners' sugar. Mix well.
  3. Stir in the unsweetened chocolate, salt, vanilla and unbeaten egg white. Mix well and beat until fluffy. Spread on cooled cake.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 278 calories; 12.3 g fat; 43.3 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 69 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe is divine. I did not have any chocolate squares so I used 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with a little hot water. It turned out fantastic. :)

Most helpful critical review

I have to agree that this frosting was on the gritty side and fell short on flavor. I was going to throw it out but decided to try adding some softened butter and mix the heck out of it. It did ...

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This recipe is divine. I did not have any chocolate squares so I used 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with a little hot water. It turned out fantastic. :)

This is the best Frosting recipe I have ever tasted. At first I thought it was to thick to spread, but it's not. It is very creamy, and tastes just like the butter cream frosting from good bak...

In a pinch, I thought this was a great recipe. While I did use dry milk powder, I think you could've used milk and added until you got a smooth consistency you like. I used softened butter and...

This turned into a great frosting. I tried it without the chocolate and it still turned out great!!! 5 stars!

I have to agree that this frosting was on the gritty side and fell short on flavor. I was going to throw it out but decided to try adding some softened butter and mix the heck out of it. It did ...

This recipe was so easy and tasted wonderfull.The name of the recipe is really really true. Very Fluffy, Very Creamy...and ooh what a frosting.. I would highly recommend this recipe for someone ...

I made this recipe and it is true that it is fluffy and creamy. However,I did not like the flavor of the unsweetened chocolate.

This was a big hit! One batch made more than enough for a 9-inch double layer chocolate cake, and my husband, mother, and kids (and me too!) enjoyed spooning up the rest before we even ate the c...

Until I added the egg white I really couldn't see how this was creamy at all, but persevere, it does work out. I'm not sure if I used the right ingredient for "shortening", but purchased "Trex" ...