Vanilla Frosting (The Best)
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Vanilla Frosting (The Best)

Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
5 MIN
Cooling
2 H
Output
1 litre (4 cups) / enough for a 2-layer cake, 20-cm (8-inch) in diameter

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a saucepan, melt 60 ml (¼ cup) of the butter. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the milk and vanilla and bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk. Simmer gently for about 1 minute.
  2. Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap directly on the mixture to prevent a crust from forming and let cool at room temperature.
  3. Add the sugar and the remaining butter and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes or until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Note

This frosting will keep for about 3 days at room temperature or in the refrigerator. In this case, let it come to room temperature and beat again to restore its smoothness.

To vary the flavour, replace the milk and vanilla:
Coffee Frosting: 250 ml (1 cup) of cold strong coffee
Lemon Frosting: 125 ml (½ cup) of lemon juice,
125 ml (½ cup) of  water and 1 egg yolk
Coconut frosting : 250 ml (1 cup) of coconut milk

Comments

  1. My frosting is a bit liquid. I followed the recipe but i dont know why? Can i do anything ?

  2. Can we cover it with fondant over this frosting ?

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this frosting recipe! I could eat it right out of the bowl with a spoon. Not overly sweet and although I was expecting a grainy texture from the granulated sugar, I was pleasantly surprised to find it smooth and creamy!

  4. Very smooth and silky finish, very buttery. It is not a sweet frosting, so it actually goes very well with the "Ultimate vanilla cake" recipe. Easy to make, preparing it exactly as the recipe states.

  5. do we have to add the flour

  6. do we have to add the flour

  7. I was wondering I only have 1/4 cup of lemon juice. eek. will it still be lemony ? can I add vanilla to it?

  8. Is the sugar powdered

  9. Can we freeze it ? For how long ? And what to do to restore it

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