|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This vanilla frosting is an old-fashioned cooked frosting that's easy for anyone to make. It's not as sweet as the typical powdered sugar or buttercream frostings.
Use vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract to make this frosting. For a gluten-free and dairy-free version, try this vanilla frosting recipe. This recipe yields 1 cup, enough to frost one sheet cake. If you are looking to frost a layer cake, triple the recipe to ensure enough frosting for all the layers and sides of your cake.
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 ounces butter (room temperature)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
Gather the ingredients.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk the milk, flour, and salt together.
Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the mixture is very thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and room-temperature butter together until smooth and creamy. There should be no grittiness left in the mixture.
Beat in the cooled flour mixture until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Beat in the vanilla bean paste or extract.