Friday, August 24, 2007

Easy White or Chocolate Frosting

OK, you've made this really yummy cake. Do you buy icing, or make it "really from scratch"? Personally, lol, I tend to buy icing. But every once in a great while, I will even make the icing from scratch too. Here's the recipe that works for me. Please note you will need to double it if you are making a 3 layer cake!

3 TBS butter, softened (really, margarine is disgusting, don't cheat)
2 c. sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla, almond, or lemon extract (pick your flavor choice!)

  1. Cream the butter. Gradually add the powdered sugar, salt, and flavoring.

If this icing seems to thin to you, add more sifted powdered sugar (sifting it makes it SO smooth and creamy). If it's too thick, add a little milk (no more than a tsp. at a time).

To make this chocolate icing, add (3) 1 oz. squares of melted bakers chocolate and cut the butter down to 2 TBS.

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