By Linda's Busy Kitchen on March 25, 2007
Photo by NELady
Photo by NELady
"This is absolutely "THE BEST" frosting in the world... It's an old fashioned recipe that my gram used for years on all her homemade cakes including Wacky, Spice, and her Raisin Cakes. It has been a favorite of my family for over 50 years, and will be passed down to my grandaughter(s), when and if I have some :) I lost this recipe at one point and was frantic, but found it again rummaging through my cookbooks... I was SO HAPPY!!! Try this one and see why... Enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (483 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This frosting is really sweet, it goes very well with my healthy version cupcakes, since they're not super sweet. I think paired with a sweet cake/cupcake recipe it might be a little too much. Very yummy and very simple."
"I put this frosting on my spiced apple cake!!! ""omg"" deelish!!!! Luv luv this recipe!!! Thankyou for sharing!!"
"I'm sorry to say I just don't see what the fuss is about. To me this was just about the same as any other buttercream type frosting."
"I tried this frosting and have to say that there is too much salt in the recipe. I don't even know why salt would be in a frosting recipe anyway. Would not recommend this recipe."
"I have made this recipe twice. The first time I made it with Crisco, vanilla and almond extract. The second time, I made it with half butter and half Crisco plus vanilla and almond extract. It sets up best with 100% Crisco, of course. But what I forgot when I made it the second time is that there is way too much salt in the recipe. I'd say that 1/8 teaspoon is just right, but 1/2 teaspoon is just too salty. I added a few drops of red food coloring to the milk to tint the icing pink."
"Delicious! This tasted great on recipe # #429814 Birthday Spice Cake. I took it to Guadalupe House and got great reviews.
Thank you for posting.
I put it on a chocolate cake this time - delicious again!"
"AMAZING!!!! Tastes so good! Will be using this recipe again!"
"I used this recipe and although it was similar to my vanilla frosting recipe, this was much creamier. I am going to use it on cookies this weekend with my grandchildren. Thanks for a great easy recipe."
"I made this frosting to top Recipe #156571 for my kids for Valentine's Day. Of course I had to sample one and this frosting was just what I was looking for. It hardened up just enough so it didn't stick to the wrap I wrapped the cookies in. I look forward to using this frosting often on cakes, cupcakes etc. It's great!"
"great frosting-I tried another recipe and this is much better. I used this to frost a chocolate cake with strwaberry filling-thanks nat"
"This frosting was awesome... I doubled the frosting and made a 9x13 white cake and chocolate cake and had the right amount of frosting. The only thing I changed was I used cream bouquet instead of vanilla. My whole family loved the texture and flavor. My daughter took the recipe home with her. Thanks!!"
"I used this frosting to frost Recipe #219090, and it was a great frosting that really went well together!"
"We made just a half batch and it was delicious. Just what I needed."
"The best vanilla frosting around! I won't use any other from now on! So easy to whip up, it's a keeper! Thank you for sharing!"
"The best thing about this frosting is how easy it is to make - I had everything on hand, didn't have to cook anything, and just mixed it up with my hand-mixer until it was smooth and creamy. I couldn't keep my fingers out of it! SOOOOO good! Rich vanilla flavor. Will use this recipe again - thanks for posting!"
"Great recipe for very stable frosting to decorate cakes. I did not enjoy the flavor of the shortening (hydrogenated oil). It has a chemical flavor that I don't like. Nice stability, will keep in the fridge for weeks."
"If it is easy, tasty and foolproof, it's five star. Made this to go on top of a Christmas dessert--no pieces of cake left."
"This is a great cake decorating frosting. I made 4 times as much as the recipe called for and it was not only a breeze to make but a breeze to color and use. The best thing about it is that it isn't too sweet. So even a large piece of Elmo cake didn't taste like a glob of frosting with a wee bit of cake ... Thanks Grammie Bea!"
"I saw this frosting and with the great review just posted, I simply had to make it. I started looking through Linda's recipes and found Recipe #219167, so decided what better cake to make it on than Grammie Bea's :) What a delicious frosting and cake! I will be using this frosting from now on. No more of that sweet sweet frosting for me. This one is a stellar recipe!"
"Best frosting on earth!!!!!! Tastes great on Wacky cake and on Red Velvet Cake."