Jul 3, 2010

{ Perfectly Delicious Stiff Cupcake Frosting }

This is a great frosting that I used for these chocolate cupcakes with caramel drizzle. It stays put so you can do some nice detailed piping without the whole thing falling. Creamy and delish!!
1 cup whole milk
5 Tbs flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar (do not use powdered sugar)
Optional: food coloring
In a small saucepan, mix the flour and milk until combined. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture thickens (and is just about to boil). Remove from heat and let it cool completely to room temperature.  Stir in vanilla.
In a large mixing bowl (a stand mixer works best for this) cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the cooled milk mixture and beat for 5-7 minutes, until frosting is light, fluffy and completely uniform throughout.  Beat in food coloring, if desired.
This frosting looks best when piped with a large decorating tip (1M), but can also be spread with a spatula.
Yield: frosting for one cake or about 24 cupcakes

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