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Ermine Frosting

Ermine frosting is light, creamy and made with cooked flour as a thickening agent. Often referred to as flour frosting or boiled milk frosting. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ermine frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 50 oz
Calories 107 kcal
Author Liz Marek

Ingredients

Ermine Frosting Ingredients

  • 14 oz granulated sugar
  • 3 oz flour
  • 16 oz whole milk
  • 16 oz unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

Ermine Frosting Instructions

  1. Whisk together your flour and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 2 minutes to toast the flour. 

  2. Slowly add in your milk, whisk to combine and bring your heat to medium-high. Whisk continuously until mixture is thickened and pudding like. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool. 

  3. Add your butter to the bowl of your stand mixer and whisk on high until light and fluffy. Slowly add in your cooled flour mixture one spoon at a time as you whip. Incorporating slowly insures a smooth buttercream. 

  4. Add in your vanilla and salt until everything is creamy and then you can frost your cooled cake. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Ermine Frosting
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.