This old-time recipe miraculously transforms as you beat it-but it needed a little modern-day help.
SERVESMakes about 4 cups (enough for two 9-inch cake layers)
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
To produce our Miracle Frosting, we started by heating and stirring flour and milk into a thick paste, beating together sticks of butter and granulated sugar, adding the paste, and continuing to beat. To firm the icing and make it more spre...