Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Baking / Basic Frosting Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Basic Frosting

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Oregon's Note:

    This Basic frosting mix came from a now out-of-print cookbook. It is the frosting that garnished most of our cakes growing up at a time when I had no idea there was any such thing as a cake-in-a-box or prepackaged frosting. The stuff at the store doesnt compare. Additionally you can make this any flavor by simply substituting the vanilla. For example lemon juice & zest, chocolate, maple flavoring, peppermint flavoring, etc.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    standar ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Cream butter and Shortening Add Vanilla Using a mixer, beat at Medium speed.
    2. 2
      Slowly sift in Confectioners sugar Keeping mixer at Medium speed or below.
    3. 3
      Once sugar is completely mixed in, add Milk.
    4. 4
      Mix at High speed until light and fluffy Cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 23, 2009

      Good tasting and easy to tint. Thanks.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on April 24, 2009


      This frosting is good. I used it to cover a Devil's Food Cake. I did add 1 tsp. of almond extract, just to enhance the flavor a bit, because I used all shortening. I made 1 1/2 amounts of this recipe, and it was enough to frost a cake from a Wilton Giant Cupcake pan. I tinted half of it green to pipe up the bottom of the "cupcake" so it would look like a giant cupcake liner, and it looked awesome.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on February 27, 2008


      This frosting is was wonderful! Very easy to make and so tasty. Everyone loved it. This will definitely be used again and again!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (4)


    Nutritional Facts for Basic Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (868 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4100.2
    Calories from Fat 1770
    Total Fat 196.7 g
    Saturated Fat 85.0 g
    Cholesterol 250.4 mg
    Sodium 682.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 600.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 588.3 g
    Protein 2.4 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes