this recipe out and fell in love. I found it over at The Girl Who Ate Everything. It's frosting that you make on the stove and the not so secret ingredient...FLOUR. It's a little more complex to make this frosting than just mixing together some powdered sugar and butter though so here goes.
*this recipe will frost 2 dozen cupcakes
5 Tbs Flour
1 Cup milk (in my opinion, the fattier the better)
1 Cup butter (2 sticks)
1 Cup granulated sugar (not powdered)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1)In a small saucepan, whisk together flour and milk on medium heated stove until you get a brownie batter like texture.
2)Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
3)In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
4)Once flour mixture is cooled, stir in vanilla.
5) Beat together flour and butter mixtures until it gets to a whipped cream texture. Be sure the flour mixture is completely cooled before combining or your butter will start to melt and it just won't work.
The result is a light, buttery, not too sweet frosting that holds up pretty darn well. So far I've used it for my Neapolitan Cupcakes (with a little extra vanilla), and some Army Chocolate Cupcakes and it's wonderful! I think I will be using in on some Red Velvet cupcakes tonight too!