Almond Frosting

It was my mother-in-law’s birthday right before Christmas, and since we’ve finally moved back home to New Jersey I wanted to make her one of my cakes. She loves I Love Lucy, so I thought it would be fun to make a cake to that theme! I was really disappointed when my local bakery wouldn’t print images of I Love Lucy on a sugar sheet due to copyright issues, so I had to resort to my Plan B, which is this retro looking TV with the iconic heart in the center.

I’ve mentioned before, I hate the actual baking of the cake. I don’t think I’ve ever been “wowed” by the taste of homemade cake, so I usually either team up with my pals Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines for the cake. I’d much rather put my effort into make a delicious frosting. For this one, I wanted to make an almond frosting, one of my favorite flavors and a general crowd pleaser. Like the peanut butter frosting for my brother’s guitar cake, this frosting is super easy and pretty idiot-proof. A really great compliment to a vanilla cake.

-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 and 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
-3 tablespoons milk
-2 cups powdered sugar
1. Cream the butter with an electric mixer. Beat in the almond extract.
2. Stir in the powdered sugar and milk alternately.

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