Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
a really old recipe..
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine milk and flour in saucepan; mix well.
- Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
- Cream remaining ingredients in bowl till light and fluffy.
- Add milk mixture. Beat until fluffy.
- Frost cooled cake.
- Enough frosting for 2 layers.
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.
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.
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.