Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mother got this recipe from her sister Viv, don't know where she got it, but I love it. It is not too sweet, is soooo creamy smooth. I always loved it when mom made it on a cake for strawberries. I still use it, and love it on a Butter Pecan Cake, I am often asked to bring that for a desert. This frosting would go great on any flavor.For those of us who don't always want a sugary frosting, you can't get better than this.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the flour and milk SLOWLY over LOW heat.
  2. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens.
  3. Put in refrigerator to chill.
  4. Then blend the butter, shortening, sugar, and vanilla in mixer till well mixed.
  5. Then add the cool, flour mixture.
  6. Beat for several minutes til fluffy. Make sure to mix well. It should be a very creamy texture.
Most Helpful

5 5

Really really excellent, not-too-sweet frosting! I agree that it is a little bit time consuming as it takes me a while to slowly thicken the milk and flour but it's worth it in the end.... and this frosting pipes well too! Everyone I've ever made it for loves it :)

4 5

I added a little bit of almond extract to it...yummy :)

5 5

A little time consuming at the stovetop, but it hasn't stopped me from making it again and again. Very light and not too sweet, just as said. A favorite for all who sample!