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Whipped Frosting I Recipe

Whipped Frosting I

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"A light tasting whipped frosting suitable for filling a rolled cake or whoopee pies. Great on angel food cake. Never fails as long as you don't let it cool uncovered or a skin will form on the paste."

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  1. In a small saucepan, mix milk into flour gradually to prevent lumps. Cook, stirring constantly over low heat until thick. Cover with waxed paper and cool completely or set in bowl of ice water and stir until cooled.
  2. In mixer bowl, combine shortening and margarine, beat 4 minutes. Add sugar; beat 4 minutes. Add cooled paste and vanilla and beat well.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2004

I LOVE this frosting! At first it seemed a peculiar recipe, but it comes out really creamy and it tastes great - no overly sweet icing sugar flavor here! I think its' the perfect balance of heavy and light. In response to the previous review, be sure to add the flour slowly with a sprinkling motion and whisk constantly. I have added cocoa powder to this recipe and it makes a delightful chocolate frosting as well! (I didn't note how much.. just sprinkle it in to taste) 5 stars well deserved!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 11, 2004

Difficult to make. Watch the milk/flour recipe carefully or it will become lumpy. Use a spoon to mix this mixture-- a whisk won't do.


39 Ratings

May 04, 2008

I used corn oil (cut in half the amount of shortening from the recipe) , low-fat milk,and butter, instead of shortening, whole milk, and margarine. The recipe still turn out well. I also used a hand mixer to mix the ingredients together. It ended up looking exactly like whipped frosting, the recipe I was looking for.

Oct 13, 2003

My neighbor gave me a recipe like this one many years ago, only hers had 3 T flour and 1 cup solid shortening, no butter. This is one of the best frostings I have ever made. It is very creamy, looks like whipped cream and taste great too. It does take a little time to prepare, since it has to be cooked and cooled, but well worth the extra time. This cake will need to be stored in a cool place since the frosting contains milk.

Jun 09, 2010

Flavor is wonderful.. Had no problem with the flour/Milk mixture. However, I'm wondering about the "White Sugar." I used granulated and result is grany. I'm wondering if the recipe means "powdered sugar"????? June 2010. Revised: I have learned extra fine, or Baker's Sugar works well. I use Cook's South Seas Vanilla... Oh, Yum! Use butter instead of shortening for better flavor too. At times I also add a bit of almond and brandy flavor to that... Not enough to be obvious.. only to enhance. Needs a lot of beating to get the sugar to blend in.

Dec 01, 2010

I love this frosting on rich chocolate cake. I've been making this recipe for years with just a few changes. My recipe calls for 5T. flour. This makes a much thicker base for the icing. Also, I use butter, NOT margarine. I think the real trick is to beat the sugar/butter/ shortening mix for TEN minutes. Start your mixer, then go look at allrecipes.com for a while. Add the milk/flour mixture, then beat it another TEN minutes. You'll find with a thicker base and a longer beating time, you'll have a wonderful creamy icing. One other thing...use Crisco. The taste and texture depend on it. I've tried store brands and they just don't do it.

Jan 07, 2010

I LOVE this frosting. I did make a change though. Once started I realized I didn't have any shortening so I used butter instead. It turned out just fabulous, I will be making this one again for sure!

Nov 24, 2010

Made this tonight. Turned out really good. Will definitely make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 96 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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