Martha Ivie’s icing recipes

Here is a double batch of Martha’s icing.

Martha Ivie (from Oak View Baptist Church in Irving, TX) shared her icing recipe with me a couple of years ago.  I have used it so much since then…  and I thought it’d be good to share it with y’all, too.  So, here you go!

Regular frosting:
2 lbs powdered sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 tsp butter flavoring
1/4 tsp almond extract–optional

Mix all ingredients.

Chocolate frosting:
2 sticks of butter
1 1/3 cups cocoa
2 lbs powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
2/3 cup milk (or more)

Mix all ingredients; continue to add milk until it reaches the right texture (I think that’s around 1 1/2 cups for me.)

These icings are PERFECT for cake decorating; they’re both pretty stiff. The regular icing will also keep forever in a tupperware container in the fridge.


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