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Cooked Milk Frosting

Recipe photo courtesy of Ngoc Minh Ngo

Use this light, fluffy vanilla frosting to top our Confetti Cake.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2017
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  • MrsE9510
    7 SEP, 2018
    I've made this more than once, to frost cupcakes and a layered cake. It's a really great frosting - smooth and not super sweet (or at least as sweet as you'd like it). I also like that I always have all of the ingredients on hand.
  • neecie39574
    4 JUN, 2017
    Could Cocoa Powder be added to make this a chocolate frosting? If so what amount to add?
  • kimconover
    4 JUN, 2017
    This is my favorite frosting for cakes and cupcakes. When I learned about this frosting recipe many years ago, the sugar was added after the butter and milk/flour mixture was beaten together - this was so that you could add as little sugar as you liked to taste. Most frostings are too sweet for most people anyway and I find that just a bit more than half a cup is sufficient. It should be added slowly and beaten well. The longer you beat it, the lighter it becomes. It always recieves high praise whenever I serve it.
  • carolkelley63
    4 JUN, 2017
    This frosting is also known as gravy icing and it is indescribably delicious. It's light in texture and isn't grainy even though it's made with uncooked granulated sugar. Try it - you won't be disappointed!

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