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Classic White Frosting

This is the best classic white frosting for cakes and cupcakes

Classic White Frosting

This Whipped Cream Frosting is the perfect recipe because it's not too sweet, it keeps its shape, and it requires under 5 ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best buttercream frosting, best cupcakes frosting, best frosting for cake, classic white frosting, Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, white frosting
Servings: 8



  • 2 ½ cups Whole milk 
  • ¾ cup All-purpose flour


  • 2 ½ cups Sugar
  • 5 Sticks unsalted butter, softened (2½ cups)
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract


  • Whisk together milk and flour in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes, whisking often. Boil 1 minute to eliminate the starchy taste of the flour, whisking constantly. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing it on the surface to prevent a skin from forming; chill until cold.
  • Cream sugar and butter in a bowl with a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and chilled milk mixture, beating to the consistency of whipped cream, about 5 minutes.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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