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Butter-Cream Frosting

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Butter cream frosting is a slow cooked frotsing made with flour, butter and milk and sweetened with sugar. The butter cream frosting is called so because it is creamed with milk and butter. The frosting is rich and creamy and can be used right away.
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (or margarine)
  Enriched flour 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (or margarine)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Melt 1/4 CUP butter in saucepan over low heat.
Blend in flour.
Gradually stir in milk.
Cook and stir till mixture thickens and comes to boiling.
Cool to room temperature.
Add vanilla.
Cream remaining butter with sugar till fluffy; gradually add milk mixture, beating till frosting is fluffy and of spreading consistency, about 5 minutes.
Use frosts either cake or cupcake.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2089 Calories from Fat 1258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 144 g220.9%

Saturated Fat 89.8 g449.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 379.8 mg126.6%

Sodium 92.9 mg3.9%

Total Carbohydrates 196 g65.4%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 159.8 g

Protein 10 g20.8%

Vitamin A 87.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 23.4% Iron 7.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Kathleen Bosnyak's picture
This butter cream frosting is very good. It tases just like the whipped cream frosting that the bakeries use. I only made a double recipe and I wish I would of made more. I've been looking all over for this. Thank you so much for posting it.
Anonymous's picture
Is it white granulated sugar or confectioners sugar?
TN_Dad's picture
Just to answer the previous question, it is granulated sugar. I made this for my daughter's birthday cake and it was great! Not too sweet and nice and light. Make sure to cook down the butter, milk, and flower to a nice pudding consistancy and let it cool for a long time (literally room temp!). This will allow the frosting to have a nice consistancy, but if it is too warm or not cooked down enough then the frosting will be soft and kinda wet. I wouldn't get too fancy with the frosting, but it does make for a memorable cake!
Anonymous's picture
does anyone know if i can use splenda as a substitute for sugar for a diabetic frosting???
Anonymous's picture
Yes, you can use splenda as a sugar substitute.
Anonymous's picture
How can you make a chocolate version of this recipe? Please reply asap!
umaima's picture
Yes you can..just add in 3 tbsp of melted dark chocolate in the flour mixture after it is cooked.
Anonymous's picture
I asked for a good sugar free receipe for buttercream and it sent me to you. All receipes on this website use sugar. I can juryrig the frosting by using agave or splenda, but I was hoping for a tried and true receipe. I guess I am at the wrong website.
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