I am sharing with you today my absolute favorite frosting recipe. It’s my kid’s favorite recipe and they actually prefer this frosting over buying a cake from the store for their birthday. I have kept it as a family secret recipe for 30 years, but just decided- what good is it when only my family gets to enjoy it?!

It’s super easy and fabulous for cake decorating, cupcakes, brownies, graham crackers, and fingers!

Almond Frosting Recipe:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup shortening

1/8 cup cold water

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract


Blend until smooth.

Frosting recipe, almond frosting, vanilla prosting

Yesterday I decided for an after-school snack to make Graham Cracker Cookies. I can’t have healthy snacks every day! So I made the frosting recipe and spread it on graham crackers like I did when I was young- so this is my retro treat and recipe!


updated from 2015