Michael's Frosting

Michael's Frosting Recipe

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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.

Rating:

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Serves:
Frosts 9x13 cake
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Michael's Frosting

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.

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About Michael's Frosting

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




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