That's the Best Frosting I've Ever Had

Renee' Warnock

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@BakingScents4u


This recipe is from Ree Drummond's site www.thepioneerwoman.com; 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.

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Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
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.
3
Now it's ready to spread on a cooled cake. Enjoy!
4
(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