Cooked Flour Icing

Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

This is an old-fashioned cooked flour icing recipe, which is nice and fluffy but not too sweet.It is my family's favorite icing, and the only icing that I ever use on red cakes. Always use real unsalted butter and whole milk. Using anything else will alter the taste and texture. I always make the icing before I make the cake so it has plenty of extra time to cool completely. If you like more icing to decorate, double the recipe.


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Rating:

Serves:

icing for one cake or 12 cup cakes

Prep:

1 Hr 10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons cake flour
1/2 cup crisco
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a blender, mix the milk and cake flour until blended. (This trick prevents those little flour chunks and blends the milk and flour together nicely). Pour mixture into a small sauce pan.

Or, if you don’t want to use a blender you can just whisk the cold milk and flour in a small saucepan until well combined. Either way will work.
2
Turn the stove to medium heat, and whisk the mixture CONSTANTLY until slightly thick. (It should look like the consistency of pudding). This can take approx. 5-8 minutes.
3
When mixture has become slightly thick, set aside to cool completely at room temperature. This takes an approximately an hour.

Note: (If you continue on to make the icing before it is COMPLETELY cooled, or ice the cake while it is still warm, the icing will not be fluffy. It will be a thin icing that does not resemble white fluffy icing at all. :(
4
In a mixing bowl, cream the Crisco and butter until combined.
5
Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat for about a 2 minutes.
6
With a fork, skim off the top dried layer of the cooled milk mixture and discard.
7
Add the cooled milk mixture to the powdered sugar mixture in the mixing bowl and beat at high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes
8
Ice the cake!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American