Crisco Frosting recipe review
I've decided from now on that I will be making my own frosting if I am going to bake a cake (which is always a box mix cake because baking a cake from scratch is a journey I have not ventured into yet). Anyhow, I looked up a few recipes and found one on Crisco's website. Mind you, I do not have an electric mixer, everything is done by hand, so it takes me a bit longer than what the recipes entail.
Tonight I baked a Lemon cake and decided to make an Almond Buttercream Frosting.
Here is the recipe (and picture) from Crisco as follows:
Buttery Cream Frosting
| 4 cups confectioners' sugar |
1/3 cup Butter Flavor CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 1/3 Butter Flavor CRISCO Stick
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
7 -8 tablespoons milk
In medium mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, Butter Flavor Crisco, and vanilla.
I substituted Imitation Almond Extract for the Vanilla and I don't think it went real well with the Lemon cake. I thought it would, but it just didn't taste right. While making the frosting, I have to say that I am amazed at how much confectioner's sugar is needed to make frosting- WOW! That is a LOT of sugar! Never realized how much sugar was in frosting til now! After mixing it well it resembled what I was used to seeing out of a can, but tasted a lot different than the frosting in a can. I wasn't too fond of it at first but then it dawned on me that I put Almond frosting on a Lemon cake and maybe it wasn't meshing well together.
I'll review the next recipe I have the next time I bake a cake. I don't know why I never made frosting from scratch before. I've ventured into baking breads, pies, and cookies from scratch- but never cakes or frosting. Frosting is so easy compared to the other stuff I have baked. So I guess I can consider it a lesson learned.