Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
An old-old standard for cake frosting you can make with what is on hand. This is the way icing was made years ago and is still very handy to have around if you find you don't have any frosting for that cake you want to make
- Mix flour into milk in saucepan and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
- Cool mixture completely.
- Combine remaining ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add first mixture and whip well with electic mixer.
- Makes plenty of frosting for a two layer cake.
This was the recipe I was looking for. One of my friends gave me a similar one, but I lost it. There is one crucial step missing, though, and that's cooling the milk and flour mixture. When I added the hot to my other ingredients, it never turned fluffy. I beat it for more than 15 mins. The second batch where I cooled the milk for about 15 mins outside in -20 temps worked like a charm.
This makes a delicious creamy frosting especially good on sour cream chocolate cake. My mother made this for every holiday and then some. Her recipe called for 1 cup margarine instead of the 1/2 Crisco but the Crisco makes in lighter in color.