Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flour Frosting for Cakes / Cupcakes

When I first came across this recipe, I was surprised to see flour as a base for frosting. It really intrigued me. So I went ahead and gave it a try and was delighted by the result. The frosting turned out light and airy, had a nice spreadable consistency and was DELICIOUS!
If you feel buttercream icing has too much sugar and whipped cream icing is all fat, you may want to try this tasty, pudding-like frosting. The ingredients are easily available so you don't need to think twice before trying it out. I found the recipe here and made a couple of minor changes.

1 cup milk
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour (maida)
1 cup (2 sticks)* unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

[Note: 1 stick is approx 113 grams]

In a medium pan, pour in the flour. Add (cold) milk and with a manual whisk or fork, mix the flour and milk thoroughly. Turn the heat on to medium. Keep whisking the mixture as it heats up and thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk vigorously if you see lumps forming. The mixture has to be of thick consistency and lump-free before you remove from heat. Allow to cool completely.

In a large bowl, with a hand-held electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and beat further, scraping the sides with a spatula. When the mixture appears creamy, add the flour-milk mixture. Beat on medium speed for a couple of minutes, scraping the sides. If the frosting appears grainy, beat for a few more minutes.
Note: If you refrigerate the frosting, before using just bring it back to room temperature and stir well for it to come to it's original spreadable state.

Enjoy this luscious yummy-ness on your cakes or cupcakes!

The recipe for the cake shown can be found here.

Here's another picture where I swirled the frosting on cupcakes.



  1. HI
    Frosting with maida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am really surprised,,
    And thanks for this unique recipe dear.
    Don't feel bad, I won't believe till I taste it..
    Its really a wonder to me..
    Bookmarked, will do it soon..

  2. Yes maida. Try it, you will lick your spatula :).

  3. frosting with maida o my god that sure looks gud and very new to me dear...atleat next time i make cakes i dont have to go to get stuffs

  4. I've always wanted to know how flour frosting is made. Thanks for the recipe! Looks very fluffy.

  5. very useful. thanks for sharing

  6. wow Amazing dear,loved this frosting...

  7. Hey dear this Icing luks very soft and smooth!!sure i'll try soon :)

  8. Haven't heard of flour frosting. It looks very fluffy and spreadable. Thanks for the recipe!


  9. That's new for me too, flour in frosting, sounds delicious and interesting.

  10. Very good post...I never knew that frosting could be done this way...

    Thanks so much for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  11. I tried this and it was very tasty. It was a good combination with the cake.

  12. Very delicious frosting, became an instant hit with my kids.

  13. Add two passionfruit to the flour icing at the end it's amazing.

  14. perfect icing, can't believe till one makes it, and I made it just now :-)))) awesome

  15. This sounds good to me and since I don't like butter-cream frosting, but always wanted to do this icing. However, as you said whipped cream one turns flat. I'll definitely try this one. One quick question, in case I want a chocolate one, how much cocoa or chocolate should i add as per the measurements of this recipe? Thanks.



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