Renee' Warnock Recipe

That's the Best Frosting I've Ever Had

By Renee' Warnock BakingScents4u

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings

Renee''s Story

This recipe is from Ree Drummond's site; contributed by Missy Dew. The title alone got me interested and then I read the ingredients. I had everything on hand and tried it yesterday. It's really not like any other frosting I've ever had. Even my teenage son asked "what is this?"...and not in a bad way! Try it and you will be in love with this recipe. I put it on chocolate cupcakes. Divine.


5 Tbsp
1 c
1 tsp
1 c
butter (yes, 2 sticks)
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1 c
granulated sugar (not powdered sugar)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don't want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated you haven't beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
Now it's ready to spread on a cooled cake. Enjoy!
(My own suggestions: Let the sticks of butter soften somewhat before you start creaming with the sugar and use a deep bowl. I had butter chips flying everywhere. And use a non-stick saucepan. The flour/milk mixture came right out.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 22, 2010
    I love this frosting!!! I make it alot and I also make to fill cupcakes with too...
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    Renee' Warnock BakingScents4u - Dec 22, 2010
    It's so good. I had some leftover and put it in the fridge. Will I be able to let it soften to room temp and use it?
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    Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 22, 2010
    yes...but not to warm...or it will start to separate. I read somewhere if that happens you can mix it again with the mixer until it comes together again...but I've never done this, so I have no idea if it works or not...I would assume it does, or I wouldn't have bothered telling but just wanted to throw that out there. lol
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    Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 22, 2010
    I have never heard of icing made with flour. I cannot imagine how it would taste. This certainly has sparked my interest enough to try it. How do you think it will be on a chocolate layer cake since this is a vanilla icing? Wendy, would this icing remind me of the filling inside of a twinkie?
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    Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 22, 2010
    Bea...It would be wonderful on a choc cake!!! and no, not quite like a is smooth and creamy and just yummy...when you make it, if you opt to...when you are beating the flour mixture into the sugar will look horrible, like it's not coming together...but it does eventually...don't give up and when it does its beautifully yummy! and when you let it can put in frig...I poor it onto a dinner plate and spread it out so it cools faster too...if you have lumps, which you shouldn't if you whisk it like you're suppose to, you can pour and push through a sieve. I've never had lumps, but my original recipe says that.
    It's like a whipped cream and buttercream mixed together.......
    Originally Red Velvet Cake came with this frosting recipe. :)