Try as I might to steer clear of cupcakeries, I find myself near-obsessively slinking into any corner bakery that pops up in my city, tasting and trying their cupcakes, hoping for baked good perfection. Time and time again, I find myself realizing that I already know of the best cupcakes, because I make them at home. The cupcake actually matters less than does the frosting. With this incredible recipe (a family favorite) you can have the best cupcakes ever, served right in your own kitchen! Sayonara, you professional bakeries! We’re rocking it homestyle with this Best Ever Frosting!
The Best Whippy White Frosting Ever
5 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
seeds of 1 vanilla bean
1 tablespoon coconut rum
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
Whisk flour, milk, vanilla bean, and coconut rum together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely to room temperature (I just toss it in the freezer or fridge while I prepare the next step).
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until all of the grainy sugary texture is completely gone. Whip in the cooled mixture. Use a stand mixture to beat together until extremely light and fluffy (like whipped cream). Frost on your favorite cooled cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!