Normally I would have posted this frosting recipe with my last post for my chocolate cupcakes, but this is recipe is special to me. It was given to me by my mother-in-law years ago. I am not quite sure when, but I think it was when Mike and I were first married. My mother-in-law past away a little over 4 years ago. We all still miss her so much; she was a great lady. Whenever I make this frosting recipe I like to think of her.
Since I have received this recipe I have given it to a different one in my family. Everybody loves this recipe. It is an all-around great recipe, it is easy to make and it keeps well. You can make this frosting up and if you don’t use it all you can throw it in the freezer and when you want to use it again all you need to do is take it out of the freezer, thaw, and stir it up a little and it is like you just made it.
If you don’t want a vanilla frosting, but would like let say a chocolate frosting all you need to do is add some cocoa to it and you have a wonderful chocolate frosting. Even if you are not big into baking you can’t fail when making this recipe. I love it and I am sure that you will too.
Never Fail Icing (Butter Cream) (I am not sure where this recipe originally came from)
2 cups powder sugar
2 egg whites
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
Add all ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Note: For chocolate frosting add cocoa to taste. Frosting freezes well. Thaw and re-whip before using.