I 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.
Add crushed pineapple, raspberry or strawberry preserves to your frosting. I use 1 part frosting to 1 part preserves.