Monday, March 11, 2019

Whipped Cream Frosting

Yum
For many years, I wasn't a fan of cake or frosting. In hind sight, I guess sweets in general weren't at the top of my list. I preferred salty snacks and treats. I am not sure when that changed, but I suspect it was when I switched to making things from scratch. I know my love for frosting grew when I started making it, instead of buying it.

Typically, I don't follow much of a recipe when making frosting, I just wing it and add what I need for the occasion. There are exceptions to this though. The first exception is Mom's Marshmallow Frosting. It's heavenly.  Then, I met Carlee from Cooking With Carlee. I told you about Carlee's cheesecake a couple weeks ago, but you need to know that she is like a frosting genius. It took me a while to dive into her frosting recipes, but for my husbands birthday a couple years back I decided to try something new. Really new. And different. A cooked frosting! Say what? I really didn't know such frostings existed before.


After doing some research on this type of frosting, I found that this goes by a crazy amount of "Frosting" names including:  Boiled Milk, Heritage , Ermine, Cloudburst, Gravy, Roux, and Cooked Flour Frosting.  I'm really curious if you've made or heard of this before, and what name you call it?


This frosting is so amazing. It's so light. And not overly sweet. Dreamy is my best description for this frosting. It takes a little more time, but it's worth every minute. Please know that you should not, under any circumstances, leave the stove. Do not even stand at the stove (not whisking) thinking you can play one turn of Words with Friends! Just keep whisking!


Whipped Cream Frosting

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup butter, softened and cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add flour and sugar to medium saucepan, whisk together. Slowly, add a couple tablespoons of milk, whisking until you have a smooth mixture. Add remaining milk, whisking until smooth and completely incorporated.  Heat over medium heat, whisking continuously until thick and consistency of pudding.

Remove from heat and cool completely.  Once cool, add butter to mixer and mix butter until smooth. Add vanilla and cooled flour mixture. Mix on high speed for 10 minutes, scraping down sides after 5 minutes.


Source: Cooking with Carlee

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25 comments:

  1. The storebought cakes with icing are usually loaded with many strange ingredients and SUGAR. Homemade is definitely though still very rice, but at least you know what's in the cake.

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  2. Homemade frosting is definitely where it's at and this frosting is the bees knees! I am so glad you liked it and I'm honored it was good enough to be birthday cake worthy! (And sorry for bringing you to the dark side!)

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  3. That looks yum, I would love to have a piece☺

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  4. YUM! Thank you Kris for sharing. I pinned! I have birthday's coming up. I will be making this for sure.
    Thank you!
    Carla

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  5. I make a simple whipped cream frosting by using boxed instant pudding and heavy whipping cream. Just use the whipping cream in place of the milk and whip with hand held mixer until desired thickness. It is super good and not overly sweet. Any flavor works just make sure it's instant.

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    1. Sounds too easy to be true, I'll try it this weekend. Thanks for the tip!

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    2. I make puddin' icing all the time. I use sugar free pudding too. Also add some liquer like Kalua to chocolate, or Amaretto to vanilla...Lots of possibilities. Very easy & quick.

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  6. My thought is that the little extra time cooking the frosting is preferable to cleaning all of the powdered sugar dust that you get with most frosting recipes! I love this recipe ❤️

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  7. I grew up with this frosting - Grandma called it "Gravy Frosting" Love it!

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  8. I have used this frosting recipe for years. Never once has it failed. However, I discovered if you use an equal amount of powdered sugar in place of the granulated, you only have to beat half as long. It in no way affects the taste nor the consistency. I hope you try it.

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  10. How much does it make? What size cake will it frost?

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  11. This was my mother's go to frosting recipe but she added cocoa powder to make chocolate. It's like pudding it's so good.

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  12. I also threw up with this frosting. lost the recipe. Glad I found it again

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  13. Never cooked the sugar before, my recipe calls for creaming the he** out of the butter and sugar, then adding the cooked milk paste.
    I think I like this better, sure seems easier, and eliminates the possibility of grainy from *not* beating the sugar-butter for 10 minutes.

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  14. Never cooked the sugar before, my recipe calls for creaming the he** out of the butter and sugar, then adding the cooked milk paste.
    I think I like this better, sure seems easier, and eliminates the possibility of grainy from *not* beating the sugar-butter for 10 minutes.

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  15. My Aunt Evelyn made this frosting, and we called it "Mock Whipped Cream Frosting"--I've always loved it and used it, tinted pink, for kids' party cupcakes.

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  16. Got the recipe and will try it tomorrow. Also will try the powdered sugar, sure sounds good.

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  17. Have never put flour in a frosting (we call it icing) Cheers

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  18. You may want to check Pinterest. When I clicked on link it takes you somewhere else.

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