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Foamy Frosting

by Laura
Growing up my mom made a recipe called Foamy Frosting. We would frequently request it to be on our birthday cake. This weekend my husband made me a birthday cake and topped it with that frosting I would request growing up. I like it best on a devil’s food cake. This frosting is good change from the usual sugary butter cream frosting. It’s light, creamy, and fluffy.

Foamy Frosting
5 Tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In a sauce pan, cook milk and flour over medium heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat in cooled milk mixture until light and foamy. Blend in vanilla.

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8 comments

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.

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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?

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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 […]

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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!

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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.

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Bobbi Jo November 12, 2008 - 4:57 pm

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

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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!

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Maria November 12, 2008 - 11:39 am

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

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