Cooked Milk Frosting
Use this light, fluffy vanilla frosting to top our Confetti Cake.
- Total Time:
- Yield: Makes 3 cups
Photography: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2017
- 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
In a small saucepan, whisk together flour and milk until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until mixture becomes thick and resembles pudding, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl; stir in vanilla and salt. Press plastic wrap against surface; let cool completely.
Beat butter with sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl as needed, about 2 minutes. Add milk mixture and continue beating until frosting is light and fluffy and resembles whipped cream, about 2 minutes more. Use immediately.