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Molasses Butter Frosting

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  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cup confectioners' sugar (sifted)
  • 1 egg white (unbeaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla, lemon or rum extract
  • 1 tbsp Original Molasses
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Cream butter or margarine until fluffy.
  2. Add 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, egg white and flavoring. Mix well.
  3. Add the remaining confectioners’ sugar alternately with molasses and milk. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Spread on tops and sides of two 8-inch layers or on tops of two 9-inch layer cakes.
  5. Chocolate frosting: Add 3 tablespoons cocoa or 1 square bitter chocolate, melted. Omit flavoring. Molasses mocha frosting: Replace milk with 2 tablespoons cold, bold coffee. Omit flavoring.
  6. Orange frosting: Omit flavoring and milk. Add 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 teaspoon grated orange rind and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind.