Creamy Whipped Icing

    1 hour 15 min

    This icing is a little different than the average buttercream. Milk is thickened with flour, then beaten with butter, sugar and vanilla. It looks and acts like whipped cream.

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    Makes: 700 g approximately

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

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Whisk milk into flour in small saucepan until smooth. Heat and stir until it boils and thickens. Cool thoroughly.
    2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl until light and fluffy. Add thickened milk. Beat until mixture resembles whipped cream. Makes enough to fill and ice a two layer cake.

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    .  -  30 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have been making this recipe for years. I think some of these people should re-read the recipe. It does not say to melt the butter ~ just make sure it is at room temp. And I also suggest that the milk and flour mixture be pretty cool before adding to creamed mixture. Try it again you will love it. PS try using a tsp. of almond extract when frosting a chocolate cake. Its delicious.  -  01 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A 1/4 teaspoon of corn starch in with the flour/milk prior to cooking will help alleviate the lumps.  -  22 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)