Flour Frosting (Red Velvet Cake Frosting)

25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
7 ingredients
24 servings
Although the title "Flour Frosting" doesn't sound very appetizing, this frosting is very good. It is fluffy with a slight hint of dairy from the milk and is not over-sweet. This is apparently a classic frosting for red velvet cake, but since it only has 1 cup of sugar in it (and it makes plenty to frost 24 cupcakes) it is also a great option for children's birthday parties. This comes out a very light creamy color, but can be easily tinted with gel or paste food coloring. I found this recipe on a blog: Obsessed with Baking. If you don't have vanilla sugar, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract when you add the butter. If you refrigerate this frosting be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving or, like Swiss Meringue Butter Cream, the texture can be a little stiff. If you refrigerate it prior to frosting your cake and it seperates as it warms, just whip it back up for a few minutes in your mixer and it will be good to go.

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Serving Size (16.18 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 94.28 Calories from Fat 74.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.32g 307.07%
Saturated Fat 5.25g 629.92%
Trans Fat 0.32g %
Cholesterol 24.65mg 197.16%
Sodium 101.38mg 101.38%
Total Carbohydrate 3.36g 26.84%
Dietary Fiber 0.13 g 12.84%
Sugars 2.46 g %
Protein 1.96g 94.27%
Vitamin A 255.22IU% Vitamin C 0.28mg%
Calcium 62.0mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vanilla sugar, food coloring