Cream Cheese Frosting

This stuff is good!  The high point of the Red Velvet experiment.  It’s lovely and sweet but with a tiny bit of a tangy soft cheesy flavour… as you would expect!  I have to say I wasn’t too interested in Soft Cheese Frosting until I ate it.  It was lovely.  Put it on a cupcake today!

Makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes. 

300g icing sugar
50g unsalted butter
125g cream cheese

– Mix together the icing sugar and the butter until it is well combined and no buttery bits can be seen.
– Add the cream cheese and mix until totally combined with no lumps.  You want to beat it for a fair while but be warned that if you over beat it it will become runny.



Filed under Basic, Easy

4 responses to “Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Pingback: Red Velvet Cupcakes « Anna in the kitchen

  2. If I remember correctly, (and my translation of cream cheese into a Norwegian product is correct) I think I’ve tasted cakes with this stuff on before, it was pretty good! Surprising, as you didn’t expect cream cheese to be on a cake, but it was good. 🙂

    • Anna

      Cream cheese/soft cheese, if you can spread it easily and it comes in a tub not a triangle you’ve got the right stuff.

      I agree, it’s an interesting frosting to try to describe because there is a little bit of a cheese-like taste but only in the same way you get it in cheesecake. Sweet cheese… which sounds disgusting but in reality is so so good, especially paired with something sweet in and of itself.

      • Yup, that sounds like what I was thinking it was… I rarely eat cream cheese actually… Only if we have “cracker night” for dinner 😛

        It sounds weird, and might take some verbal convincing to get people to try it, but I like it… Well, in moderate amounts of course 😀

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