This recipe isn't for the health concious! It's a (slight) variation on a recipe that came from the grandmother of one my best friends in high school. I recently found it scribbled in an old notebook we kept in the kitchen when we were roommates once upon a time. I decided to try it out a few days ago, not expecting much and lo and behold it was good! I used immitation rum instead of vanilla and used it to frost a Butter Pecan cake (from a mix). It's not as sweet as the 2 pounds of powdered sugar would lead you to believe either! Next time I make it I think I will try using immitation banana flavoring and frost a yellow or pound cake for a Banana Flip type of thing! I'll try it out and post back later, when my arteries recover from this batch!
Old Fashioned Cake Frosting
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening
1/2 cup water or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla (or any other flavor extract/immitation flavoring)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add more water if needed for spreading consistency.