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Creamy Whipped Frosting Recipe

Creamy Whipped Frosting

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"Made with evaporated milk, this achieves the consistency of whipped cream."

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Original recipe makes 1 frosting for 9x13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla for 8 to 10 minutes. With mixer on high, add cold evaporated milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
  2. Frost cake as desired and keep refrigerated.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 09, 2009

The only thing I did different was use Powdered Sugar instead of white sugar. It came out just like the whipped cream frosting I've had from bakeries. I WILL suggest the following: make sure you use butter and not margarine or spread. Also, really beat it well. It takes awhile for the evap milk to start setting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2007

This recipe was one that I decided to try because it seemed easy and I had all the ingredients in the house. Along with what other raters have to say, I found it quite waxy tasting when in the bowl, but when I tried it spread thinly on a cupcake, it tasted fine. I probably wouldn't be making it again, as there's nothing extraordinary about it and it just wasn't what I was looking for.

Jan 22, 2006

I tried this because I had limited ingredients in the house. It turned out very waxy tasting and I didn't even use it on my cake.

Jul 03, 2006

I had a similar recipe but had lost it. This was pretty good. I think mine used all butter. If I were to make this again, I would subsitute the shortening with butter, I didn't enjoy the flavor as much.

Feb 10, 2007

This frosting was to thin and did not have a great flavor. I had to keep putting the cake back in the refrigerator so the frosting would be managable.

Feb 04, 2011

The texture of this frosting was questionable. I didn't like the regular granulated sugar in it, because it made the frosting crunchy. I wish I'd tried powdered sugar. The frosting didn't really have much of a flavor, but it did have a waxy feel like one other comment stated. For flavor, I added a small box of orange jello mix and a couple extra tablespoons of evaporated milk. I did not understand why the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla needed to be beaten/mixed for 8-10 minutes. This is excessive. It's not like I'm making a froth or whipping egg whites.

Jan 04, 2010

I needed a quick recipe to frost funfetti cupcakes and I didnt have 10x sugar, so I tried this...I used real butter, crisco, and imported vanilla and it tasted like eating lard...The only thing I could think of to make it have a taste was to pour near a whole package of jello raspberry jello in it...It did help, but I won't be making this again

Dec 23, 2009

Sorry to give a bad review, but no matter what I tried from other reviewers--powdered sugar, extra vanilla, butter instead of margarine--it still turned out tasting like straight shortening. Very pretty frosting, though.


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  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

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

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