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Hester's Red Velvet Cake Icing

Carri Smith

"My Great Grandmother Hester's recipe, as given to me by my Great Aunt Jan."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 236 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Cook the milk and flour in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula until thickened, about 5 minutes. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until chilled.
  2. Combine the vegetable shortening, sugar, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until well blended. Beat the chilled milk mixture into the shortening mixture until fluffy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 236 calories; 17.5 g fat; 19.6 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is a traditional Red Velvet Cake icing, sometimes called Waldorf-Astoria Frosting. Other versions use butter in place of Crisco, or have slightly more flour. I prefer the butter variety, bu...

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I have to agree with another viewer that this frosting tastes too strongly of shortening. It actually has left an aftertaste in my mouth, so I will have to try something else for my red velvet ...

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This is a traditional Red Velvet Cake icing, sometimes called Waldorf-Astoria Frosting. Other versions use butter in place of Crisco, or have slightly more flour. I prefer the butter variety, bu...

I fully expected to not like this recipe. It just seemed odd to me, but I kept hearing great things about it so I decided to give it a shot. It is fantastic! Incredibly light, smooth, and del...

I've never written a review here before, but this recipe stunned me into amazement so I had to share. I ran out of icing sugar and needed a last minute recipe to make some cupcake frosting befo...

Easy to make. Light, fluffy and delicious. Highly recommend it.

I have to agree with another viewer that this frosting tastes too strongly of shortening. It actually has left an aftertaste in my mouth, so I will have to try something else for my red velvet ...

I used rice milk, cooked 1/4 cup sugar with the milk and flour and added 1/4 t salt and 3 T cocoa for an amazing chocolate icing.

The frosting was easy to make and had a good texture. However, the taste was disappointing. It had a strong after taste of vegetable shortening.

This recipe is similar to the filling in good old fashioned twinkies and the original filling type for Whoopie Pies(or Gobs) before the invention of Marshmallow Fluff. To tweak this recipe for f...

This is the best and the Original Recipe, which was handed down in my family 3 generations. This is the true icing for Red Velvet Cake.