Cooked Buttercream Frosting

Don't substitute margarine for the light butter in this recipe. The texture and taste will not be the same.

This recipe goes with Red Velvet Cake

Yield: 2 1/3 cups
Recipe from Cooking Light

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  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 12 tablespoons light butter, chilled
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cook milk and flour in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat 2 1/2 minutes or until very thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Spoon into a bowl; cover and chill thoroughly.
  2. Beat butter and chilled flour mixture at medium speed of a mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar, and beat just until blended (do not overbeat). Stir in vanilla; cover and chill.
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