Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Cake Frosting that Took the Cake

So, I know I have posted before about great recipes--recipes that have blown my socks off, recipes that I felt produced the best bread, cookies or treat on the planet.

Well folks, I have a new one. And if you didn't like the fact that you drowned yourself with the last ultimate and amazing recipe I shared for Bark, then read no further.

I said,




What? You still reading? Okay, then here it is:

The Best Damn Cake Frosting In the Universe

Last week was my husband's birthday. I always make him a cake from scratch, but this year I felt trapped by errands, childcare and work and I opted to make him a yellow boxed cake mix. But that DID NOT mean that I would be shoveling pre-made icing out of a can onto his cake. I mean, hey, in a pinch if you feel you have to take that route, so be it. But I still hold true to my belief that with a few ingredients and about five minutes of time, you can make a to-die-for homemade icing.

And this year, folks? Well this year I made the best icing EVAH. EVAH.

This year I made an icing recipe that I had been drooling at over on Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman website. I was intrigued buy it's sheer simplicity, and so I went for it. You can find the recipe here.

The recipe that she uses is flavored with vanilla. I used the juice of half a lemon.

And no, I don't have any pictures of the cake, or the icing, or anything. There aren't any. It's gone. How do I know? I just finished cutting the edges off of the cake and eating them. Oh, and I also took the layers apart and scraped off the icing that lay between them.

No joke. The cake itself? B-O-R-I-N-G. The icing? Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

Oh, and I have included this post in today's Tasty Tuesday line-up over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. Go join in on the fun!

And if you make the frosting, please come back and let me know how it turned out!


Kelly said...

...my friends and I were just talking about icing two nights ago. I can leave the cake and just go for the icing, so it sounds like I have to give this recipe a try!

Anonymous said...

I need to copy the recipe to try out next time I make cake or cupcakes...thank you!! It sounds divine!

Allison said...

So weird for me not to have a photo of it, right? But I am so serious when I say that it did not stick around for any picture taking!