Posted by SnoopyBirdI have been using this recipe for 32 years. I always get wonderful compliments on the frosting.
- 1 lb. Crisco shortening 1 lb. butter 3 lb. powdered sugar 3-4 T meringue powder (optional) 1 tsp. clear vanilla 1 tsp. clear butter flavor 1 tsp. almond flavor (optional) 1/2 tsp. salt
Cream together the Crisco shortening and butter. Add the flavorings and salt; creme well. Add powdered sugar a little at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Depending on the weather conditions (humid/hot), you might want to add an extra one plus cups of powdered sugar and 3- 4 tablespoons of meringue powder. This recipe will frost approximately three cakes (13 x 9). The frosting freezes well for months. FILLING Add crushed pineapple, raspberry or strawberry preserves to your frosting. I use 1 part frosting to 1 part preserves.