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Red Velvet Cake Frosting to Die For

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Amazing cake frosting, best for Red Velvet Cakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Milk
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preparation

Combine flour and salt in a medium sauce pan. Add milk. Cook on medium/low until thick, stirring constantly. Cool completely, stirring frequently to avoid lumps.

Cream the sugar and butter. Add the milk mixture and beat until fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.

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Gidget on 1.24.2016

My mother in law who would be in her 90’s gave me this recipe almost 50 years ago. Don’t know where she got it from but she called it poor mans frosting. We are from NJ. I was watching pioneer woman today and this was the first time I’ve ever seen the recipe.

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Rita Martinez on 11.29.2015

When I was in fourth grade in 1954, friends of my parents stayed at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC and asked their waiter for the recipe. They were surprised by a $100 extra charge on their bill at checkout (IN 1954!!!). So she sold the recipe for the cake and icing to nine friends for $10 each, my mother being one of those friends. It is the best ever to this day.

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Roslyn Heslop on 10.30.2012

are you sure its one cup of butter? my frosting was really separated looking with the butterfat. Didn’t like it very much

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dorothycates on 2.20.2011

I just tried this on some devil’s food cupcakes- AMAZING!!! Thanks again for this awesome recipe, it’s my go-to frosting now!

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calicountrygirl on 12.23.2010

This frosting was superb! A great hit! I enjoyed how soft and fluffy it stayed. :)

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Stacy Makes Cents on 6.27.2013

Best. Frosting. Ever.

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mynameisern on 9.10.2012

Apparently I’m in the minority…somehow this didn’t work for me. The consistency was great (I was worried it would be too soft/runny) but in the end just tasted very buttery (which is surprising because I added a little extra sugar to make it slightly sweeter). Out of all “cooked frosting” recipes, this is the best one I’ve tried but I think I’ll have to stick with regular buttercream.

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Twinks on 2.16.2012

This is the only frosting for red velvet cake. It is perfect!

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twinmom on 2.15.2012

This frosting is wonderful…so light and smooth and not over the top sweet!

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Alexis on 12.31.2011

My family always has red velvet cake on holidays and this is the frosting my grandpa always made for it. I’d never heard of/seen it served any other way until I was in my early 20s. It’s still weird to me that cream cheese frosting is the “traditional” frosting – this one is SO much better!

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