Finding Your Ease

Frosting – Help, no icing sugar!

Not only did my daughter decide last minute that she wanted frosting on the muffins, no I live as well in a country where I find it hard to even buy icing sugar! So what to do if most recipes are using a fair amount of powdered sugar? Go and find a good one based on plain sugar! And I did find one; it looked fab and tasted great!

If you find yourself out of icing sugar or live in a place where it is hard to come by, look no further, try this one (from all!
It is fluffy, delicious and looks like whipped cream – only tastes better!



1 cup milk
2 tablespoon all purpose flour icing

1 cup butter, softened (room temperature)
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whisk milk into flour in a small saucepan until smooth.
Heat and stir until it boils and thickens.
Cool thoroughly!
I poured mine into a bowl and placed it in the fridge to speed up the cooling time.

When the milk mixture is cooled down, mix the soft (room temperature) butter with sugar and the vanilla extract until it is light and fluffy, then add the thickened milk.
Beat until the mixture resembles whipped cream.

This recipe makes enough to fill and frost 2 layer cake, about 3 1/2 cups.
I used half the ingredients to cover 12 cupcakes.

The second time I tried it on lemon cupcakes and I replaced the vanilla extract with fresh lemon juice and it worked fantastic. Feel free to add a bit of food colouring if you fancy different colours and/or add sprinkles!

So, next time you need to prepare some frosting but can’t find powdered sugar, don’t panic, you have this one at hand now!

Have a lovely day,



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