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Aunt Mary's Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Aunt Mary's Vanilla Frosting

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"Use this creamy vanilla frosting recipe when you need a quick solution for your cakes or cupcakes."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2005

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2005

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


74 Ratings

Feb 22, 2004

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!!!

Nov 07, 2003

I thought for sure other raters were just pessimists but this frosting is not tasty at all. It tastes too much like shortening.

Jan 28, 2004

There has to be some mistake ading flour to a frosting receipe. This was the most disgusting frosting I've ever eaten. It tasted greasy and had the wonderful aftertaste of raw flour. YUCK!

Jan 22, 2006

My entire family loved this frosting. It was so very easy to prepare and was not as sweet as alot of recipes. YUMMY

Oct 05, 2009

I whipped the butter and shortening together, then added the confectioners sugar and vanilla. After I got it combined nicely, I added whole milk by tbsp until it was the consistancy I wanted. When I tried it, it was not good. At all. And I'm being nice. I had to add another cup and a half of confectioners sugar and about four tbsp. of vanilla to get it moderately acceptable. And still, I find it greasy and over sweet. I'm upset I wasted my time and ingredients on this. Partially my fault because I didn't read the reviews first. I was in a hurry.

Dec 08, 2007

might as well just butter the cupcakes..


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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