Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 5 mins

Don't let this recipe fool you. It is light and fluffy and not overly sweet. Awesome with Preacher's Chocolate Cake! Cooking/Prep time does not include cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook milk and flour until thick and let cool (be sure to have paste cool completely).
  2. Beat shortening and butter 4 minutes till light and fluffy.
  3. Add sugar, beat another 4 minutes.
  4. Add cold paste and vanilla, beat another 4 minutes.
  5. Beating makes this frosting.


Most Helpful

This is one of my favorite frostings, though the name is mis-leading a bit. I do find if i blend the sugar with the roux while it is still hot, I get a better texture - it "softens" the sugar and I never have a problem with the end product being a little gritty.

Acceptance December 21, 2010

I really wanted to like this but it didn't work for me. I didn't like the consistency with the granulated sugar & the flour/milk part wasn't smooth it left little pieces in the frosting. Probably won't try again.

CareyLee May 13, 2009

if i could give this more than five stars i would! I usually like the sweet of frosting but this was GREAT on chocolate cupcakes! the only thing i'd warn ppl is to watch the milk-flour mixture....i walked away from mine for a minute and it got a bit more globby then paste like... I started over though and it exceeded my expectations, very whipped and worth the time! Thanks!!!!

cass and sam March 31, 2009

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