Aunt Irene's Frosting

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"Luscious, creamy frosting that doesn't taste too sweet. This frosting is delicious on any cake, but I especially like it on coconut cake, sprinkled generously with coconut between layers and on top of cake."
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servings 188 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. In a medium sized saucepan, stir the sugar, flour, cornstarch and gelatin together. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Beat in the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the butter and the vanilla. Let cool and chill until cold.
  2. Once cold, beat until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Whip the cream into soft peaks and fold it into the frosting. Makes enough to frost one 8 or 9 inch layer cake.


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Maybe the frosting tastes good with coconuts on it, but not on its own. The consistency was more like a mushy, heavy custard than the light frosting I was looking for.

came out like pancake batter and did not have a very good flavor

This was very tasty. However, I used Cool Whip instead of heavy whipping cream. This made the recipe easier. I frosted a coconut pound cake rather than a layer cake. It received raved review...

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