Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Homemade frosting for cakes. Yellow is the best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together crisco, coco, salt and vanilla.
  2. Then stir in milk.
  3. Add the peanut butter.
  4. Mix together well.
  5. Add con.
  6. sugar one cup at a time.
  7. Use more milk if needed.
  8. Is better if it is thick.
Most Helpful

Easy and wonderful tasting, and not too gaggy sweet! I halved the recipe since I had to frost a 8x8 inch square chocolate cake, and the amount of frosting was just right! I used plain shortening because I didn't have Butter Flavour Crisco, and used smooth homemade peanut butter. I didn't add any extra milk and the consistency was just right! Tip: Move quickly through steps 1 and 2. The shortening tends to "unmelt" once it's mixed with the cocoa, and if you don't add in the milk quickly with rapid stirring, you'd get a few stubborn lumps that require some effort getting rid of! But everything comes together once you add the sugar, so no fear! :-)

Anu May 25, 2002

Excellent. Perfect balance of fudgy/ peanut buttery flavor. I had to use a little extra milk to get a spreadable consistency to ice a sheet cake.

Deb P. June 22, 2016

this was a BIG hit at my fiancee's birthday party. i took leezah4's cue and added extra peanut butter (used creamy). also, i had to substitute earth balance "butter" for the crisco but it worked out really well. this was just about perfect for a 13 x 9 x 2 cake--i may have made more for a double layer cake. DELICIOUS!

loki_5506 June 05, 2007