Best buttercream frosting

    25 min

    This is a wonderful buttercream frosting recipe, great for almost any cake out there. Perfect for those homemade birthday cakes or cupcakes for a school fete. Unlike most buttercream frosting recipes, this calls for caster sugar instead of icing sugar.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 225g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In small saucepan cook flour and milk until it forms a ball, stirring constantly. Cool to room temperature.
    2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
    3. Beat both mixtures together on high speed until fluffy and smooth. Add vanilla and beat until combined. Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour, until it is of spreading consistency.

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    Really not impressed with this. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong, but I followed the instructions as stated. The milk and flour took well over 45 minutes to form a ball as described, and once it was cool it was a solid lump. Ended up with disgusting little lumps of chewy flour goo peppering the frosting, and it's all ruined.  -  28 Aug 2012


    This is probably the best frosting EVER, Super easy to make, so creamy that it could be cream.  -  20 Aug 2011


    omg this is divine!!!was afraid at first because of the flour but followed the recipe didnt change anything its so easy!! will be using this for everything that needs icing!!Thank u so much  -  12 Jan 2012