Home Cake Foamy Frosting

Foamy Frosting

by Laura

Growing up my mom made a recipe called Foamy Frosting. We would frequently request this frosting to be on top of our birthday cakes.

I was even able to get my husband to occasionally make it for me to go on my birthday cakes. I personally like it best on top of a devil’s food cake just prepared from a box mix. This frosting is such a tasty change from the usual sugary butter cream frosting. It’s light, creamy, and fluffy.

This is a cooked frosting. You cook some milk and flour together as the start of this frosting. Once you cook this, then you need to give it some time to cool. Once the flour mixture has cooled, it gets whipped with shortening, butter, sugar, and vanilla. The results are a fluffy, light, creamy, foamy frosting.

Foamy Frosting | realmomkitchen.com
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Foamy Frosting | realmomkitchen.com

Foamy Frosting


  • Author: Laura

Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan, cook milk and flour over medium heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. In a bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat in cooled milk mixture until light and foamy. Blend in vanilla. Frost over the top of a 9 x 13 inch cake.
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

This is the original photos from this post when it was first posted in November 2008.

You may also like

9 comments

Brenda August 18, 2021 - 7:13 pm

I haven’t tried this yet, but it is very similar to (if not the same as) a frosting that my mom makes. Whole milk works better than skim. With skim, it seems to separate.

Reply
Andrea October 13, 2012 - 4:52 am

Is this regular granular sugar or confectioners sugar? Also how well does it keep? Can I make it the night before? And use in the morning or frost the cake the nit before? Thank you.

Reply
Lavanya March 18, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Hey
Followed this link which a friend posted on Facebook. Am real keen to try it out but first, do you have a vegetarian alternate for shortening?

Reply
this week « Mona says March 17, 2011 - 2:52 pm

[…] I made this frosting today. It sounds a bit like it’s too much work but except the bit where you have to […]

Reply
Elizabeth November 18, 2008 - 10:06 am

I really enjoyed this frosting! I made chocolate cupcakes and with this frosting and everyone really liked them. I agree, it is a nice change from the heavy buttercream frosting. Thanks for the recipe!

Reply
Mommy's Kitchen November 13, 2008 - 8:45 am

My all time favorite cake is devils food cake with white frosting. I will definitly be trying this frosting out the next time i make my favorite cake.

Reply
Bobbi Jo November 12, 2008 - 4:57 pm

Laura,
I am enjoying your blog very much. Great recipes. Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Reply
kevin and angie November 12, 2008 - 12:28 pm

Hi, my name is Angie, you don’t know me… 🙂 but I just wanted you to know that I absolutely LOVE your recipe blog, you always have amazing stuff. It has saved me NUMEROUS times!!! Thanks again!

Reply
Maria November 12, 2008 - 11:39 am

I love the name! I will have to try it out next time I bake a cake!

Reply

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating