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.