Monday, October 29, 2012

Easy Whipped Cream-Style Frosting

This is kind of an odd little recipe that my friend Chelsea sent me out of curiosity to try.  It's odd because it has a very unexpected ingredient - flour.  At the end of the day, this makes a very nice whipped cream-style frosting.  The blogger who originally posted it ( called it the best frosting she'd ever had.  I wouldn't go that far, but I really enjoyed this chocolate and vanilla combo, and I don't usually enjoy a chocolate cake with white frosting.  Try it out for yourself - I welcome any comments or feedback that you might have!  It is certainly a nice departure from my usual icing "go-to's".


Recipe Notes
Credit to for this interesting (and tasty) recipe.

  • 5 tbsp. flour
  • 1 c. milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. butter (use the real thing, for sure)
  • 1 c. granulated sugar (definitely don't use powdered sugar here by mistake!)
1.  Bake your favorite chocolate cake per instructions and allow to cool.
2.  In a small saucepan, whisk flour and milk, stirring constantly until thickened.  Author's note: you will want the consistency to be roughly as thick as a brownie mix.
3.  Let flour/milk mixture cool to room temperature, then stir in vanilla.
4.  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
5.  Add milk mixture and beat it 'til the sun don't shine.  Beat the icing until it resembles whipped cream.
6.  Spread on a cooled chocolate cake or cupcakes and enjoy!

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