Best Buttercream Frosting

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About this recipe: 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.

Jennifer

Ingredients

Serves: 18 

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

Method

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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Reviews (15)

TeaOfMischief
18

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

makkasmum
9

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

LadEraver
5

Altered ingredient amounts. I made a roux with some of the butter and then cooked out the flour before adding the warmed milk. this worked really well...Then followed the receipe as stated - 27 Feb 2011

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