While growing up, my mom made a frosting recipe that she called Foamy Frosting. I have also heard it called old-fashioned cooked frosting. We would frequently request this frosting to be spread 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.
As I have said, this is a cooked frosting. You cook some milk and flour together in a sauce pan as the start of this frosting. Once you cook that, then you need to give it some time to cool. Once the flour mixture has cooled, it gets whipped together with some shortening, butter, sugar, and vanilla. The results are a fluffy, light, creamy, foamy frosting. If you don’t want to use shortening, I have seen the recipe made with a all butter.
- BUTTER OR MARGARINE
- 5 Tbsp 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. Frost over the top of a 9 x 13 inch cake.
This is the original photos from this post when it was first posted in November 2008.