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Primsrose frosting

Primrose frosting

2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

5 tablespoons half-and-half (about)

Makes enough frosting for 8-inch layer cake, tube cake, loaf cake or 30 cupcakes.

Blend shortening with butter, vanilla and salt. Beat in 1/2 cup of the sugar. Beat in the almond extract and orange rind. Add the cream a tablespoon at a time alternately with the remaining confectioners" sugar, adding only enough to make nice spreading consistency.

Nutritional information per serving (based on 12): 152 calories (21 percent from fat), 3.75 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 1.3 g monounsaturated), 4.7 mg cholesterol, 0.3 g protein, 30.2 g carbohydrates, no fiber, 58.3 mg sodium.