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White Frosting

White Frosting

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

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  • 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


  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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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 urge you to keep looking. I ruined my cake last night. And yes the frosting was beating for 12 mins. If you do use this recipie sub the white surgar for confectioners and add a 1/4 more. half the fatty shorting or just use double butter flavored margarine. Too much to subsitute just take a few moments and find another. Tastes like wax.


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. Yum! Be sure to beat it for the full 10-12 really makes a difference on how light and creamy it gets. Thanks for the great recipie!

Bobbie Jean

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 butter an no shortening,which gives it a richer taste. You do need to beat a long time to avoid a gritty texture from the granulated sugar. It is somewhat lighter than most frostings, but still holds on to the cake while frosting. I would refrigerate after frosting because of the milk and bring out 30 minutes before serving. I just made this using Eggnog in place of milk for an eggnog cake I made.