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Friday, February 22, 2008

Mock Buttercream Frosting

This is a basic "buttercream" frosting. You can add a little more vanilla extract to make it a little extra special tasting.

1/3 cup palm shortening
or Earth Balance margarine
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp. rice milk plus more for thinning
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Beat palm shortening at high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and beat. Add a tablespoon or so of rice milk and the vanilla extract and beat utnil well blended. Beat in the remaining sugar 1/2 cup at a time until all the sugar has been used, thinning with rice milk as necessary until a nice thick frosting consistency is reached.

*For chocolate buttercream frosting, sift 1/3 cup cocoa powder into the powdered sugar before beating it into the shortening.

2 comments:

Traci Rutledge said...

YEA!!! Thank you so much, Erin! Riley will be so happy!!

I wanted to tell you that this morning Anna looked at me, smiled, and said, "Hi!" Her face looked just like you!

Have a great weekend!

goodfountain said...

Made this morning for cupcakes for "harvest party" at school today. Turned out fab. I've never made a shortening frosting, only butter, but can't now so thought I'd try yours. Perfect!