Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Best Cream Cheese Frosting

I've just recently nailed a recipe for the best cream cheese frosting; and the best part is it is probably the easiest recipe too. It makes a cream cheese frosting that is not too heavy, not too sweet, the perfect consistency for frosting and filling a cake, and a great texture for coloring and piping. It requires just two ingredients and no measuring!

Best Cream Cheese Frosting

2 blocks cream cheese (500g) the blocks I used were each 250 grams, so this recipe requires a total of 500 g cream cheese, but I'm sure one pound would work the same. Be sure to use the 'brick' cream cheese and not the soft ones sold in tubs for spreading on bagels I actually used 'light' cream cheese (reduced fat) for this recipe with no issues
1 bag icing/confectioners' sugar (1 kg) I sifted my sugar directly into the bowl as I usually do with frosting as I like them as smooth as possible, but it may not be necessary depending on the brand of sugar. You can also presift it into a separate bag and then just pour into the bowl from that bag.

Cut the cream cheese into cubes and allow to soften to room temperature.
Using a stand or handheld electric mixer (or a lot of muscle) beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy and no lumps remain, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary.

Gradually (about one cup at a time) add in the sifted icing sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
Alterations below will change the flavor and consistency of the frosting as desired. Please keep in mind the color may also change. Although cream cheese is not pure white, the frosting turns out quite white in color so adding vanilla extract or carrot juice will certainly modify the color!

To Flavor It Up
add any of the following at the end
Extract (vanilla, almond, lemon)
Zest (lemon, orange, lime)
Spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)

To Thin It Out
if a thinner glaze is preferred to a thick frosting, simply add a liquid from the list below and mix to the desired consistency.
Juice (lemon, orange, lime)
Juice for color (cherry, carrot, beet)
Milk or cream

Frosting can also be tinted any different color!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The cake & frosting were delicious! Thank you. Love Mom