Poor Man's Cooked Frosting

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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
2 cakes
Serves:
16-24
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ingredients

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directions

  • In saucepan, cook milk, flour and salt until thick.
  • Cool well.
  • In small mixing bowl add sugar, margarine and shortening.
  • Beat well with electric mixer.
  • Add flour mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Beat until it is fluffy and stiff like whipped cream.

Questions & Replies

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  1. judypadula5
    Where does it show to cook sugar? It says to cook milk, flour and salt. In mixing bowl add sugar, margarine and shortening.
     
  2. Tammie L.
    Can this frosting be made ahead and stored in refrigerator?
     
  3. rriddle6
    Can I use crisco oil instead of shortening and can I use real butter instead of margarine?
     
  4. Marie Nixon
    Can I use unsalted butter instead of margarine? Thank you.
     
  5. deb.tracy
    Can I use like Country Crock - i do not have stick margarine? I know “whipped” margarine is different.
     
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Reviews

  1. crawfish pie
    Hey I am now proud to say I am a poor (wo)man!!This was fluffy and not too sweet.I vow to never use store-bought frosting again.Thanks for making me a proud poor (wo)man!!!!
     
  2. BillJ51
    This is great it reminds me of old time bakery shop frosting. I used non-fat milk and Butter. Just have to remember to mix the milk and flour before heating to avoid lumps
     
  3. E9430
    This is a very rich frosting! It is delicious. I added crushed pineapple after following the recipe and it was marvelous!!!! I got a lot of good compliments.
     
  4. Mimpard
    I remember this recipe from my childhood, but could not find it. We love this recipe. The frosting is fluffy and creamy, but not as sweet as a traditional butter cream. I added chopped maraschino cherries and it worked well. The recipe does not make a generous amount of frosting; I was challenged to spread it thin enough to cover two 9 inch layers. I plan to increase the amounts the next time I make it. Thanks for posting this old favorite.
     
  5. Swanee37
    My mom made this recipe 40 years ago, still a great light, whipped frosting. Better then buttercream, easier the 7 minute.
     
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