Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

a really old recipe..


  1. Combine milk and flour in saucepan; mix well.
  2. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Cool.
  4. Cream remaining ingredients in bowl till light and fluffy.
  5. Add milk mixture. Beat until fluffy.
  6. Frost cooled cake.
  7. Enough frosting for 2 layers.
Most Helpful

This is the best. It's been in my family for over 60 years, along with the Waldorf-Astoria Red Cake recipe. Our version uses all butter - no shortening.

madknglud September 13, 2013

Creamy and less sweet than traditional buttercream frosting, this was really unbelievably good (the flour and granulated sugar set off warning lights, but I forged ahead).
I used all butter, cke flour and superfine sugar (just to be sure) and everything turned out perfectly! This will be a standby: I like it better than cream cheese frosting.

East Wind Goddess April 28, 2011

Hello Grandma2969: Love this recipe (there are many similar around now). The first time I came across it was back in the late 60's and then it was named: "funeral frosting". At that time it was difficult to get anyone to share it with you - that has certainly changed. Thanks for reminding me of it because I needed something like this for company.

waynejohn1234 September 07, 2008