I posted this on my cooking blog but I really had to share with my sisters once it was taste tested! There is a bakery in Allen Park that makes the most incredible buttercream frosting... and this frosting I made was compared to it!! Seriously... that's an honor!! The secret? take your time... as the song by family force 5 (Love Addict) says "put a little love in it". And I really like the fact that there isn't chemicals in it like canned frosting, and I always have these ingredients on hand (recipe below is a double batch). Homemade is always best!!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In small saucepan cook flour and milk until thick, stirring constantly.
Cool to room temperature.
With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. (like 15 minutes!!)
Beat both mixtures together on high speed until fluffy and smooth.
Add vanilla and beat until combined.
Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour, until it is of spreading consistency.