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    Nana's Red Velvet Cake Icing

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    Jessica Hayes's Note:

    My mother in law gave me this recipe. She has been making it for 40 years! I use it for all of my cakes, I can't stand regular icing. This icing is not too sweet or buttery. This icing does best if cake is kept in the fridge.

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    1. 1
      Mix the flour and milk in a small saucepan.
    2. 2
      Over medium heat bring to a slow boil while stirring constantly (use a wisk).
    3. 3
      Boil until thick, remove from heat, place pan in refrigerator.
    4. 4
      While boiled mixture is cooling, using mixer cream together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
    5. 5
      When boiled mixture is completely cool add to butter mixture and beat until very fluffy and thick.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2005


      I used this icing on a packaged Red Velvet cake mix and it turned it into something special! Wanted to make a cake but didn't have any frosting in a can so I made this and I'm glad I did! I may never return to canned frosting again! :)

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    • on October 27, 2013


      This is what cooked icing is supposed to taste like!!!! I lost my old recipe, thank you so much for posting.

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    • on December 26, 2012


      This is the same cooked icing recipe that I have been using to ice red cakes for 35 years. I got the recipe from my aunt whom made this icing to put on all her red cakes back in the 1950's. In my opinion, it is the only icing that should be allowed on red cakes, not the cream cheese version, lol. This cooked icing recipe also goes very well on dark chocolate cake and pistachio cake. Thanks for posting this recipe, Jessica.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nana's Red Velvet Cake Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (634 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2404.8
    Calories from Fat 1740
    Total Fat 193.4 g
    Saturated Fat 122.2 g
    Cholesterol 522.2 mg
    Sodium 1743.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 161.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 118.1 g
    Protein 13.9 g

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