Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Not your typical "sugar" frosting. One of my favorites, rich and flavorful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, mix milk, flour and salt until smooth.
  2. Place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly until thickened (5-7 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Gradually beat in cooled flour mixture until smooth.
  6. Beat in vanilla.
  7. Frosts one cake.


Most Helpful

I love this frosting. My MIL uses this frosting always and has been my husbands favorite since he was a kid. I think she got the recipe from a Yankee magazine. It is a FABULOUS on chocolate cake. I have gotten many compliments on it.

Bobbie537 February 22, 2010

I must be a complete idiot because when I made these all the flour rose to the top in little balls. And I can guarantee it wasn't the recipes fault, I've been doing that a lot lately. lol I made this as a frosting for brownies (I don't know why I'm pregnant and REALLY craving it) and like I said I messed it up but I was able to take all the chunky flour stuff off of it, and convince my husband it was a buttercream syrup..... ......Ok so I lied, but he believed me and they still tasted great! :-D Next time I will make these correctly, I promise.

Ze Chef Pixay December 18, 2008

Easy recipe to follow, used these to frost Christmas cookies and it worked wonderfully! We had enough frosting to make 4 different colors and have left overs!

jodimichelle December 11, 2008

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