Basic White Cake Frosting Recipe

Basic White Cake Frosting Recipe

How to make basic white cake frosting?

This basic white frosting works well for decorating cakes. Add a drop or two of food coloring to make colored frostings.


When using the basic white cake frosting on baby shower cakes, add sprinkles of your favorite ice cream toppings for an extra accent. Small candies are another great topper!

Add a touch of food coloring to this recipe, and it could be any color!

Basic White Cake Frosting Recipe

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Basic White Cake Frosting Recipe


  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine flour and milk.
  2. Cook over low heat until thick. Cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together your sugar and shortening.
  4. Add this to your mixture of cooled flour and milk.
  5. Add the vanilla.
  6. Beat with electric mixer until fluffy.