In Response to Re: Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine's Day:
Cathy, have you tried the cooked frosting for red velvet? I like it better than the cream cheese. It is the one where you cream butter and sugar for a long time, add the flour/milk that you have cooked and cooled. The frosting has a wonderful melt in your mouth texture.
Posted by JUDY O
This is one of the BEST fluffy frostings ever.
I used this frosting for my Whoopie Pies.
This is the one I use.
1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup flour
1 Cup butter or shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tb vanilla
In a sauce pan combine milk and flour. Stir until smooth. Cook until very thick sturring constantly.
Remove from heat and place in a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Make sure you place the plastic directly on the mixture to avoid a skin forming. Cool completely.
In a large mixer bowl beat butter or shortening until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Do not cut the time on this. Add sugar and continue to beat.
Add the cooled flour mixture 1 spoon full at a time beat well between additions. Add vanilla.
If you want chocolate frosting I add about 8 ounces of chopped chocolate to the flour mixture when I take it off the heat and stir that in until chocolate has melted. cocoa could also be added to the sugar and mixed in then. Peanut Butter frosting could be made by adding peanut butter with the butter or shortening.