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Posie Cream Frosting

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Recipe Information

Recipe Created By: Linda Marienhoff Coss


2 cups dairy-free 100% vegetable shortening
1/8 tsp salt
3 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided use
1/4 cup dairy-free margarine, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
food color (optional)


Place shortening, salt, 1 cup of the powdered sugar, margarine and vanilla in mixing bowl. Beat with electric beaters at medium speed until mixture is smooth. Gradually beat in the remaining sugar until of spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food color.


Please note that it is essential that you use electric beaters for this recipe -- the consistency will be terrible if you mix it by hand.

Makes enough to frost a 9-inch double-layer cake or a 9" x 13" single layer sheet cake, with enough left over for decorating.

Reprinted with permission from “What’s to Eat? The Dairy-, Egg- and Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook" by Linda Marienhoff Coss available at and


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