Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cream Cheese Frosting

I have made a lot of cream cheese frosting lately. And by a lot I mean A LOT. Why? you ask. Because I have been making a lot of Nutella Brownies, and Nutella brownies demand cream cheese frosting. Why have I been making so many Nutella brownies? Because I am crazy. And because when you find a new favorite recipe and then share the yummy deliciousness with others they start demanding (or nicely requesting) them at functions. And when you are adapting a recipe and you make it once and it turns out great then you want to recreate it and if you can't remember the exact measurements you will make many many batches until you finally find the right combination. Especially if you want to post the recipe on your blog and you want it to be perfect for your wonderful readers. So anyways I have made a lot of cream cheese frosting lately so i thought I'd share the recipe. This frosting was made with my frozen cream cheese and butter. And also demonstrates how frozen cream cheese can be used in dips and frostings and can be just as creamy as unfrozen cream cheese. See my frozen cream cheese update for tips on using frozen cream cheese.

Cream Cheese Frosting
I got the recipe here and adapted it slightly.

  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese (I used frozen of course :)
  • 4T butter (melted, I also used frozen for this)
  • 1T vanilla
  • 2-6c powdered sugar (use as much or as little as you need, based on how stiff/thick you want it to be and how sweet you want it, less powdered sugar will mean more cream cheese flavor but it will be less thick, and do remember that it will set up some in the fridge, but not completely)

Thaw the frozen cream cheese on defrost in the microwave. Stir with a fork until fairly creamy. Melt butter.

Add butter and vanilla and mix. Slowly add Powdered sugar and mix until it is the desired thickness and sweetness.

This is what it looks like when done. Can you tell the cream cheese was frozen?

What is your favorite thing to put cream cheese frosting on?

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