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Cake Icing

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Serves 1 cake | Prep Time 10 - 15 minutes | Cook Time 6 - 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

My family has never used another icing than the one my grandmother passed down to us. This icing will stay soft forever.

Ingredients You'll Need

4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring

Optional: You can add in other flavorings such as coco powder, peanut butter, orange, lemon and coconut, the choices go on ......


blend the flour and milk well

strain into a small pan to avoid any lumps

cook over medium heat until mixture is very thick

remove from heat and place plastic wrap on top of the mixture so it is in contact with the mixture

place in refrigerator until it is cold

to a mixing bowel, add

1/2 cup shortening

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

beat on high until mixture is light and a bit fluffy

add cold milk mixture, vanilla or other flavors and any add ins peanut butter etc

beat on high until mixture is smooth and creamy

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