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.