Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes Recipe -
Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes Recipe
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Claudia's Yummy Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes

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"Perfect vanilla flavored frosting, for birthday cakes, or any cake you like. Not too thick or too smooth. If I can pull it off in five minutes you can too!"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, shortening, egg whites, salt, vanilla, flour and milk. Beat with an electric mixer, gradually increasing to high speed, until light, fluffy and smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in desired amount of food coloring.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2009

This frosting was VERY good! Less sweet than most frostings and light. To fix the problem of the frosting being too runny, like other reviewers mentioned, I just left out the milk. There really is no need for it. Perfect spreading consistancy and I was also able to decorate w/ it for borders and piping scroll work. This is a lightly crusting recipe also. Be sure to refrigerate your cake with this as it has raw egg whites in it. Highly recommended. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

As written this recipe only deserves a weak three stars because if one was to include the 1/4 cup milk called for it would be much too thin. Thanks to previous reviewers, I didn't include any milk at all. However, there is another problem - the two teaspoons of vanilla turns this an unpleasant dingy shade of off brownish-white. Fine if you're tinting your frosting, undesirable if you're not. In hindsight I'd say use no vanilla at all or at most 1 tsp., use imitation clear vanilla, or almond extract, which is clear. Finally, while the flavor was nice, I wasn't totally pleased with the texture, probably because of the flour. I wasn't nearly as pleased with this recipe as I've been with others from this site.

Jul 14, 2008

I used this on an angel food cake and it was perfect! It was a little bit runny and I didn't have time to cool it so I just added another tablespoon of flour. I made it a second time and added a couple tablespoons of coco and no extra four and it was perfect thickness and taste after an hour in the fridge, I'll definitely be using this recipe lots!

Jun 08, 2008

Very tasty, i liked eating it even before i put it on my cake. Only this is its a little runny, i put it in the freezer for a bit. Very good recipe and i will use this recipe on future cakes.

Mar 22, 2011

What wonderful frosting! I love the little bit of salt in it, it gives it that salty/sweet thing in the same bite. Is not too heavy or overly sweet. Was the perfect consistency for spreading. I made it twice and the second time left out the egg whites (worried about salmonella for my little one) and was just as good. Yum,Yum!

Jun 07, 2010

Sweet, fast & easy! The vanilla does give the frosting a bit of a dingy color but the flavor is fine & the original recipe is meant to be colored. I left out the milk and cut the recipe in half, that made the perfect amount for one batch of cupcakes. :)

Oct 26, 2009

Very good frosting!! Downside for must use frosting within hours of making it.

Aug 03, 2009

I omitted the milk, kept the egg whites, and instead of shortening, I used 1/2 package of cream cheese plus 1 stick butter. I didn't know the yield of the recipe before I made it, but it made enough frosting for 2 dozen+ cupcakes heavily frosted. I might try keeping the milk and omitting the egg whites next time.


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

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

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