By Mommy2two on August 15, 2011
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"Although the title "Flour Frosting" doesn't sound very appetizing, this frosting is very good. It is fluffy with a slight hint of dairy from the milk and is not over-sweet. This is apparently a classic frosting for red velvet cake, but since it only has 1 cup of sugar in it (and it makes plenty to frost 24 cupcakes) it is also a great option for children's birthday parties. This comes out a very light creamy color, but can be easily tinted with gel or paste food coloring. I found this recipe on a blog: Obsessed with Baking. If you don't have vanilla sugar, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract when you add the butter. If you refrigerate this frosting be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving or, like Swiss Meringue Butter Cream, the texture can be a little stiff. If you refrigerate it prior to frosting your cake and it seperates as it warms, just whip it back up for a few minutes in your mixer and it will be good to go."
Serving Size: 1 (21 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"Excellent and not too sweet frosting! I have tried other flour frosting recipes with good results. This recipe is different in that the sugar is cooked with the milk and flour, the hot mixture is whipped, and the butter is added to that. There were absolutely no lumps and no flour taste. It was also easier than the other recipes because you don't have to wait for the mixture to cool, but you do need a stand mixer. There was also plenty to frost a 2 layer cake. Thanks for sharing!"
"This is THE BEST and EASIEST Red Velvet frosting I have ever used. And, might I add, the only one I have ever been able to successfully make. I made extra large Red Velvet cupcakes and "filled" them with this frosting, as well as frosted them with this and then "crumbled" ref velvet cake on top. Not only were they pretty, they were DELICIOUS1 THANK YOU for a recipe that I can successfully make!"