White Frosting

White Frosting


"This traditional frosting goes well with almost any type of cake. It is quick and easy to make."


30 m servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk and flour. Cook over medium high heat until boiling. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. When the milk mixture is cool, add the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer for 10 to 12 minutes, scraping the bottom of the bowl occasionally. Keep frosted cakes refrigerated until 1/2 hour before serving.
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  1. 166 Ratings


Last night I needed a quick and easy recipie for frosting, and I found this one. I wish I would have taken a few more moments to search. Anyone who is looking for a good recipie for frosting I ...

I don't ever usually review anything, but I had to on this recipie. I don't really care for traditional frosting recipies, but this one is a winner! It has a light creamy custard-like taste. Y...

This is the frosting my mom always used for my birthday cake(I'm in my 50's). This is old fashion butter cream frosting and is not as sweet as recipes using powdered sugar. My mom used all butte...

I have used this recipe for years. I have never refrigerated it and it last as long as the cake. AND IT NEVER HARDENS. If you follow the recipe exactly Betty Crocker will go bankrupt.

I made this recipe twice. When you mix the milk and flour do it before you put it on the stove, use a whip to break up any flour, as you heat whip it. I cut this recipe in 1/2 when I made a batc...

Excellent recipe...this same one has been in my family for ages and I know of some bakeries that use the same. They key is room temp ingredients and whipping for 15 minutes. ADDING EXTRA SUGAR ...

I was a little worried about this recipe because of the ingredients, but I was looking for a frosting that wasn't so sweet and the reviews were good. Have to admit I went ahead and bought powde...

I really liked the flavor and the texture of this icing, even though I was a little nervous about mixing hte flour and milk at first (it looked like a wierd gravy thing), but it turned out delic...

I had never even hear of a cooked frosting before! Thank you for this recipe! People should know that its not sweet and tastes nothing like buttercream. It has all the lightness of whipped cr...