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Old time vintage recipes for frostings and cake icings.

If you have a vintage cake recipe, you will need a vintage frosting to go on top!  Here we have
taken frosting recipes from those tin or wooded recipe boxes, old journals, and from other
handwritten recipes, we have found in different places.  Places like estate auctions, flea markets,
thrift shops, yard sales and the like.  They are free for you to enjoy.

A favorite hobby of mine is collecting old recipes from the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's.  You will find
many cooking ideas on my site, all taken from rediscovered handwritten recipes..
They are a little history of our mother's and grandmothers.  There is no life without food and
there is no family without a meal.

The perfect treat.  Get the spoon ready for licking!  The icings are here.

Now I want you to understand, I type these recipes as found.  Meaning not every recipe will
include all necessary steps.  Ladies, back in the day, knew foods.  They knew what icing needed
to be refrigerated after icing a cake, how long a shelf life, and other little things.  These are their
recipes and notes.  You will need to use common sense and have some knowledge of foods.  
The recipes may not be complete.
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Mint Frosting

Blend 1/4 t. Peppermint
extract and 3 drops of
green food coloring into 2
cups thawed cool whip.
Frost tops of two 8 inch
cake layers on top sides of
an 8 inch square cakes.

Garnish with mint leaves and
chocolate curls if desired.
My mom's recipes.
Butterscotch Frosting
1 cup brown sugar - packed
3 tablespoons shortening
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine brown sugar, shortening, butter and salt.  Heat to boiling,
stirring constantly.  Add milk and boil slowly for three minutes.  
Remove from heat and add confectioners sugar.  Beat until thick.  
Add vanilla.  Makes enough to frost a 9" cake.

Chocolate Icing Deluxe
Beat until fluffy, 1 large egg, 2 cups sifted powder sugar, 1/4
teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup shortening and 2 squares melted chocolate.

Quick Frosting's By Ronnie Rice
1 egg beaten, 1/3 cup soft margarine, 2 cups powder sugar, 1
teaspoon vanilla.  Mix ingredients and beat until spreading

Richmond Chocolate Frosting
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 ounces chocolate
Dash salt
1 cup boiling water
3 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix sugar and cornstarch.  Add chocolate and salt.  Add water.  Cook
until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat.  Add butter and vanilla.  
Spread on cake while hot for a glossy frosting, which remains soft
and smooth.

Richmond Chocolate Frosting
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 ounces chocolate
Dash salt
1 cup boiling water
3 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix sugar and cornstarch.  Add chocolate and salt.  Add water.  Cook
until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat.  Add butter and vanilla.  
Spread on cake while hot for a glossy frosting, which remains soft
and smooth.

Fluffy Frosting
Combine in deep narrow bowl:
1 envelope Dream Whip
1 package any flavor - 4 serving size - J-ello instant pudding
1 1/2 cup Cold Milk
Blend: Beat to soft peaks - 4 - 6 minutes.  Enough for a 2 layer cake.
Store frosted cake in refrigerator.
Chocolate Icing
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tsps cocoa
1 cup milk
Cook until thick
1 tablespoon vanilla
dash salt
Beat 2 egg whites stiff and add
to mixture. Now ready.

Fluffy Icing
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
Cook till thick
Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup
shortening, 1 tsp. Vanilla
Blend till smooth
Ice your cake.

Uncooked White Icing
Combine 2 egg whites, 1 cup
corn syrup, 1 tsp. Vanilla and
dash of salt.
Beat until fluffy.
Chocolate Frosting
Melt 2 squares chocolate.  Scald 1/3 cup top of milk or cream with 3
teaspoons butter, 3 cups sifted confectionery sugar.
1/8 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat well.
(I guess you need to milk your own cow with this recipe, because you
won't get the "top of milk" with out doing that.

Crumb Crust
4 cups corn flakes, bran or wheat
1/3 cups sugar
1 tablespoons flour
1/3 cups melted butter
Crush flakes, add sugar and flour.  Mix in butter thoroughly.  Bake
from 7 minutes to 10 minutes.  Cool before adding filling.

War Time Cake Icing
1/2 bottle white Karo - bring to boil
2 egg whites - Beat very stiff
Add boiling Karo in thin stream - beating - add vanilla.
Ice one layer
Sprinkle with chocolate chips
Add second layer and ice whole cake.
Coconut - Pecan Frosting
1 cup evaporate milk
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1/4 pound butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups Bakers Angel Flake coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a
sauce pan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly
until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat, add coconut
and pecans.  Beat until cool and spreading consistency.  
Makes enough frosting to cover tops of the three layer
cake.  Use on
German Chocolate Cake

Clara Graves gave this recipe to my grandmother.  This
recipe was written on white lined paper, but did not note
a date, only Clara's name.
Vintage African American sister holding baby sister.
More delicious moist cakes!

1234 Cake and others.
All Chocolate Recipes.
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Lemon Cakes.
Strawberry Cakes.
Vintage Cake Recipes.
Carrot Cakes.
Cheese & Chocolate Cakes.
Coffee Cakes.
Read, "The Story of the Missing
Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre.  A
delightful little Christmas story
with mouthwatering warm tasty
recipes for the most wonderful
time of the year!  

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key",
plus recipes for your holidays.  A
story by PenVampyre

Easter eggs, bunnies and other
Read "Easter and Where NOT to
Hide Eggs"  
Memories of Easters
past and a
few vintage recipes.

Halloween Story -The
original story won first place in
sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School,
2005 by Logan Lyon, alas, no

Food and Genealogy A story By
Robin L. Wallace.  
Our lives, our
families, our very history's are
by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my father and his
of Kickapoojoyjuice.

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me,
Memorial Day was the day when
we went out where relatives were
buried in the tiny, local
cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite,
carrying away branches that may
have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's Story of
and Swit Tater Biskits
Brown beauty icing for a cake.
Brown Beauty Icing
1 cups sifted confectionery sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons shortening
2 squares of unsweetened
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 small egg or 3 egg yolks
Mix and use.
Fluffy vanilla icing for a cake.
Coconut pecan frosting from the 1950's
1 large egg white
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 T. Cold water
Cook in double boiler - beat 3 - 4 minutes.
36 small marshmallows
Continue beating until completely dissolved
Add 1 t. Vanilla
Spread immediately

Brown Sugar Frosting
(This recipe, when I found it, did not include much in the way of instructions.  The recipe
came from a full recipe box of the 60's.)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 - 2 cups powdered sugar
Butter and brown sugar - 2 minutes
Add milk - come to a boil
Cool - add powdered sugar

Cake Frosting
1/2  cup milk
2 T. Flour
Place over low heat-slowly add flour and thicken.  As soon as it has thickened remove
from heat.

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
Beat above until creamy

Now add above mixture.  Add gradually 1/2 - 3/4 cup powder sugar and flavoring.

Orange Butter Frosting
4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
Cream 1/2 cup butter and 1 teaspoon of grated orange rind.
Add 1/8 teaspoon salt and part of sugar.
Beat in 1 egg and rest of sugar alternately with 2 Tablespoons of orange juice until
Use about 1/2 of recipe for 1 square cake.

Sea Foam Fluffy Frosting
In a double boiler: 2 unbeaten egg whites
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
dash of salt
1/3 cup water
Beat for 7 minutes or peaks form.
Remove, add 1 teaspoon vanilla - beat 1 minute.
Use about 1/2 of recipe for 1 square cake.