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    Vanilla and Almond Frosting

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    Bev's Note:

    You can use the base of this recipe to make almond and/or vanilla buttercream frosting. The vanilla works wonderfully with most any cake flavor. The almond is highly recommended with a chocolate or devil's food cake. Note that the entire recipe makes 7 1/2 cups of frosting. I discovered this recipe in Bon Appetit, 2004.

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    Units: US | Metric

    Base frosting

    Vanilla frosting

    Almond frosting

    • 4.92 ml almond extract
    • 0.39 ml yellow food coloring


    1. 1
      For base frosting:.
    2. 2
      Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.
    3. 3
      Gradually beat in sugar, then cream and vanilla.
    4. 4
      If making both frostings: Divide between 2 bowls.
    5. 5
      For vanilla frosting:.
    6. 6
      Mix 1 teaspoon vanilla into 1 bowl of base frosting.
    7. 7
      For almond frosting:.
    8. 8
      Mix almond extract into second bowl of base frosting. Mix in yellow food coloring, 1 drop at a time, until desired shade is reached.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2012


      I love this recipe. I play with the proportions a little bit each time, but always go with the almond. Everyone RAVES about it. I will keep this recipe forever. Thank you!

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    • on July 02, 2007


      I cut this recipe by sixths and it turned out wonderfully well! It is by far my favorite frosting recipe and is now in my "go to" file. My husband and son loved it. I am so, so thankful that I didn't settle for canned. Thanks, Bev, for an easy, fabulous frosting recipe.

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    • on May 17, 2007


      I made this for a vanilla cake that I made for my DH's birthday. I used the almond flavoring because it's his favorite and the icing was outstanding. He raved about it and he's not an "icing" lover, but he told me to definitely keep this recipe! Thanks for a great recipe, Bev!

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    Nutritional Facts for Vanilla and Almond Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (2006 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1330.9
    Calories from Fat 682
    Total Fat 75.8 g
    Saturated Fat 48.0 g
    Cholesterol 203.4 mg
    Sodium 15.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 168.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 164.6 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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