When making a Red Velvet Cake this past Valentine's Day, I was in desperate search of a GREAT frosting recipe. I'm not a fan of much frosting... and I know there's a certain kind that would go well with Red Velvet Cake...and... low and behold, I stumbled upon this AMAZING frosting recipe from ThePioneerWoman's website. I just used it AGAIN, yesterday, to make a delicious chocolate birthday cake!
Really... this frosting is THE BEST. It is light, creamy, buttery, rich (but in a good I-want-to-eat-the-whole-thing kind of way!), and perfect. Yumyumyumyumyum.
Do I have your attention, now, on how good this really is?! You MUST try!
The BEST Frosting... EVER.
- 5 Tablespoons Flour
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 cup Butter
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)
Bake your favorite chocolate cake and let it cool.
In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If I’m in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.)
It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
Grab a spoon and taste this wonderful goodness. If you can manage NOT to eat the whole thing... spread it on a cooled chocolate cake.
Cut yourself a piece and put it on a pretty plate. Grab a fork and prepare to experience the most divine pairing you can imagine. This frosting on chocolate cake is to die for.
Try it, you’ll see. You’ll love it so much you won’t go back.