Recipe by DAWNR98
"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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1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
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 to tint and piped beautifully. Not too sweet... just perfect. I can't say enough... :)
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 used 2 sticks of margarine, and I added a little extra confectioners sugar to get it the right consistancy. I also added a little red food coloring to make pink frosting for a valentines day cake. If it isn't beat long enough, it will come out too thin. I almost made that mistake.
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 shortening, and if enough powdered sugar is added, it will be a lot better. Oh and I would also add a pinch of salt.
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 cake. I don't mind making a larger batch but it's helpful to know before hand. It was too late to start another recipe because I had company coming. It would be enough for a sheet cake but make 1 1/2 recipes to cover adequately an 8 or 9 " layer cake.
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 great on mock-angel food cake.
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 stopped measuring after 2 tsp. I also added more confectioners sugar which helped the texture. I think next time I'll use butter or may try margarine. Thanks for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jo Ann's Frosting
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 155
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