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How to make EASY and SIMPLE homemade frosting?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have searched the internet but can't seem to find a recipe for SIMPLE homemade frosting. Today is my mom's birthday and I am making her a cake but I forgot the frosting! [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
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    what flavor do you want?
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Any flavor. I just need a simple recipe. Nothing Fancy.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I just take powdered sugar, melt half a stick of butter, add a tablespoon of milk and either a dash of vanilla or a tbs of chocolate powder and mix it all together.

    Keep adding powdered sugar and stirring till it is of the consistency I want. It does take at least a pound of powdered sugar though.
     
  5. Tanichca

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    Our recipe (for one 13 x 9 cake):
    Stick of butter, cream it until soft. Add three cups of powdered sugar, more or less depending on taste, and two tablespoons of milk. Cream together for a minute or so until its one creamy mass (add more milk if its too thick) add flavoring and/or food coloring, blend well. [​IMG]
    ETA: These are approximate measurements, I make all of my frosting by sight only, if the amounts look about right, they're right. [​IMG] Sorry if its a bit vague.
     
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  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of our favorites....

    Glossy Chocolate Frosting
    Mix together:
    1 cup sugar
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    5 tablespoons cocoa
    1/2 tablespoon butter
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Stir in 1 cup boiling water and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, add 1/2 stick of butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

    Microwave instructions:

    Mix dry ingredients in a large microwave safe bowl.

    Heat water to boiling in microwave and add to dry ingredients. Beat with a wire wipe.

    Cook 1 minute on high in microwave and stir well.

    Cook 1 more minute on high and stir well.

    Cook 30 seconds longer and stir well.

    Add 1/2 stick butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla, stir well.

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  7. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Yum
     
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont have powdered sugar...
     
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    that is a huge problem....
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

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    Tell me about it! [​IMG]
    Is it possible flour would work?
     

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