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Confectioners' Icing

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  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), firmly packed
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Turn sugar into mixing bowl.
Combine boiling water with butter; when melted, add vanilla.
Add to sugar and beat until smooth.
Then add more boiling water if necessary, drop by drop to produce a smooth spreading consistency.
Beat 2 or 3 minutes until very creamy, keeping sides of bowl scraped down.
Spread immediately on warm cake.
This frosting is frequently used for coffee cake, buns, doughnuts, and simple one layer cakes.
Strained lemon juice or other fresh fruit juice may be substituted for water and vanilla if desired.
Enough for two 8-inch cakes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1204 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g12.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.8 mg3.6%

Sodium 1.9 mg0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 300 g100.1%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 300.1 g

Protein 0.04 g0.09%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 0.5% Iron 0.19%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Confectioners' Icing Recipe