Michael's Frosting Recipe

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Michael's Frosting

Michael Rude

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@MichaelR218

This was (and is) my favorite frosting that my maternal grandmother, Mary, made every year for my birthday until her death in 1986. I have found similar recipes called "poor man's frosting". I came across her original hand-written recipe in 2015. It was always put on a devil's food cake. I used whole milk as the additional milk fat helps incorporate the flour with less chance of lumps.


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Rating:

Serves:

Frosts 9x13 cake

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
whole milk
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening
1 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk flour, milk and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Continue cooking 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl and allow to cool completely.
2
Add shortening to cooled mixture, beating to incorporate. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping bowl as needed.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #birthday