Hester's Red Velvet Cake Icing

Hester's Red Velvet Cake Icing

Carri G. 2

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


45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 236 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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  1. 16 Ratings


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...