Best Frosting Ever!! {Funfetti Cupcakes} #NationalCupcakeWeek


Every once in a blue moon I visit a not-so-local American grocery store and picked up a box mix of Pillsbury's Funfetti cake mix. It's been sitting in the cupboard for a while and I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with it. There are so many blogs that show you how to use funfetti cake mix in many different ways: cookies, bars, cheesecakes etc.... So, when I came across this blog and the claim for best frosting ever I thought use the box mix and focus on the frosting!! ;0) 

Everyone who had a cupcake said that the frosting was pretty amazing! I think it's pretty darn good myself and really easy. Anyone who cooks and has made a basic white sauce will find this frosting very familiar to make. To go with the theme of funfetti I topped mine with sprinkles or if you're in the UK hundreds & thousands! Enjoy!! 




Best Frosting Ever

Ingredients:
5 Tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter (2 sticks = 230g)
1 cup granulated white sugar

Instructions:
In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. It took me around 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn it. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. You can place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools if you are in a hurry. Stir in vanilla. This mixture must be completely cooled in order for the frosting to work.

While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then add the cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat until it all combines and resembles whipped cream. Make sure you scrape down the sides every so often so that it all gets incorporated and whipped. If it's not looking like whipped cream, keep on whipping. This frosting is great for piping. Best served the same day.




Really you could use any cupcake you wanted with this frosting recipe, boxed cake mix or not! If you using a box just follow the directions on the back of the box! This particular box mix is from America so it is easier if you have cups. Not that the UK is short boxed cake mixes! 

Happy National Cupcake Week!! 

3 comments:

  1. I've bookmarked this frosting to try! I love frosting and I'm always eager to try new versions. Especially if they don't use icing sugar since that goes all over the place!!

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    1. I was a bit skeptical because of the flou, but it really is good!! I dislike frostings/icings that taste too much like icing sugar.... That's why this frosting is perfect for me!

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  2. Yum! This was very good and perfect for piping. It is a much lighter, less powdered-sugar tasting frosting that I really liked. You could almost add a little more sugar or flavoring. Sold very well at a bake sale!

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