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Creamy Delicious Cake Frosting Recipe

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It’s time to make this homemade Creamy Delicious Cake Frosting Recipe! This simple frosting recipe is smooth and sweet and makes any cake look bakery quality. Frost your easy desserts with this chocolate frosting recipe!

You can use it for cupcakes, cupcakes, cookies – and more! I’ve even been known to lick the spoon to get a taste. Don’t just- it’s just that good!

Is it just me, or is it part of the fun of making frosting and being able to lick clean the bowl and spatula? This is one of the perks of being the cook in the kitchen!

Creamy Delicious Cake Frosting Recipe

You’re right if you’ve ever noticed that not all icings are created equally. Many icings are so sweet they take away from your cake’s or cupcakes’ deliciousness.

Well, this recipe is different. It’s creamy and has just the right sweetness. I’m addicted to adding it to my desserts all the time!

The frosting keeps well in the fridge for about 1 week. Mix it well before using it to have a creamy texture again. You can make it beforehand and use the extras for other homemade sweets and treats.

How do I thicken up homemade frosting?

When frosting a cake or confection, achieving the perfect consistency is key to both taste and presentation. If your homemade frosting is too thin, it might not hold well on your cake or could run off the sides.

To thicken it up, gradually add powdered sugar, stirring consistently until the desired thickness is reached. If you want to avoid added sweetness, you can also whip in a small amount of cornstarch or flour; be sure to sift it to prevent clumping.

Chilling in the refrigerator can also help firm things up for cream cheese or buttercream frostings. Finally, for a more stable texture, especially in warm climates, incorporating a tad more butter or solid vegetable shortening will give your frosting the robustness it needs to stand up to the challenge.

Remember, adjustments should be made in small increments to avoid over-thickening.



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Make it a Meal:

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How do I store leftover homemade frosting?

Storing leftover homemade frosting is a breeze and ensures that none of that deliciousness goes to waste! To keep the frosting in its best condition, transfer it to an airtight container; this prevents it from absorbing smells and moisture from the refrigerator.

Chilling the frosting in the fridge will suffice if you plan to use it within the week. For longer storage, though, the freezer is your ally – freeze the frosting for up to three months.

Before using, defrost it overnight in the fridge, then give it a good stir to bring back its original texture and consistency.

This way, your leftover frosting can bring life to future desserts with the same fresh, homemade flavor.

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Creamy Delicious Cake Frosting Recipe

Creamy Delicious Cake Frosting Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This cake frosting recipe is so good!


  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cacao


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk the flour and milk until thickened. Once it is thickened, set it aside and allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the flour and milk mixture and continue to beat with the mixer until the icing is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the cacao or a food coloring of your choice part way through the mixing process.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

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Monday 18th of February 2013

I've tried this recipe twice and both times my icing is a little runny and looks separated no matter how long I beat it. I've followed the recipe exactly as it states. Has this happened to anyone and what can I do differently? I want it to turn out so bad!!! Thank you!


Thursday 7th of February 2013

When do you add the sugar?


Saturday 9th of February 2013

Angela, thanks so much for bringing this to my attention! I always forget to add one of my steps when writing the recipe. LOL! You add it with the butter and vanilla. I have updated the recipe now. :-)

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