Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 100 grams (0.5 cup) powdered sugar
  • 240 milliliters (1 cup) heavy cream

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

    A large one to hold all the ingredients without spilling.

  • Electric Mixer

    An electric mixer will save you time and effort, ensuring a smooth, airy consistency. If you don't have one, a sturdy whisk will do.

  • Spatula

    Helps to scrape down the sides of the bowl for even mixing.

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

    Accurate measurements are key to consistency in taste and texture.

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the Frosting

In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and heavy cream.
Mix with a mixer until smooth, airy, but dense consistency is achieved.
Taste the frosting. If you prefer it sweeter, feel free to add more powdered sugar.

Servings

🌟 Elevate Your Cakes & Cupcakes: Spread this dreamy cream cheese frosting generously over your favorite cakes or cupcakes. It pairs especially well with red velvet, carrot cake, or even chocolate delights.

πŸͺ Cookie Sandwiches: Create irresistible cookie sandwiches by spreading a dollop of frosting between two soft cookies. Chocolate chip or gingerbread cookies are fantastic choices!

πŸ“ Fruit Dip: Use this frosting as a scrumptious dip for fresh strawberries, apple slices, or graham crackers. Let's be honest, anything dipped in this creamy goodness is heavenly.

πŸ’‘ Pro Tip: Add a drop of food coloring to match your party theme or sprinkle on some edible glitter for an extra touch of magic.

Variations

🌱 Gluten-Free: Great news! This frosting is naturally gluten-free, making it a perfect choice for those with gluten sensitivities. Just make sure all your other baking ingredients are certified gluten-free.

🌿 Vegan: Making this recipe vegan is a breeze. Substitute the cream cheese with a plant-based alternative and use coconut cream in place of heavy cream. Opt for powdered sugar that doesn't contain bone char. Your vegan friends will thank you!

πŸ’‘ Pro Tip: *Use a high-quality, dairy-free cream cheese to ensure your frosting is as creamy and flavorful as the original version.*

Faq

  • Can I make this frosting ahead of time?

    Yes! You can make this cream cheese frosting up to three days in advance. Just store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and give it a quick mix before using.

  • What if I don't have an electric mixer?

    No worries! A sturdy whisk and a bit of elbow grease will do the trick. Just make sure to mix until the frosting is smooth and airy, though it might take a bit longer.

  • Why is my frosting too runny?

    This usually happens when the ingredients are too warm. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature, but not overly warm, and that your heavy cream is cold before mixing.

  • Can this frosting be piped?

    Absolutely! This frosting holds its shape well, making it perfect for piping onto cupcakes or decorating cakes. Just make sure it’s chilled slightly before you start piping.

  • How can I make the frosting stiffer?

    If your frosting is too soft, you can add a bit more powdered sugar to thicken it. Alternatively, chill the frosting for about 30 minutes to firm it up.

  • What flavors can I add to this frosting?

    Get creative! Add vanilla extract, a touch of cinnamon, or even a dash of lemon zest to customize your frosting. Just a teaspoon of your favorite essence will add a delightful twist.

Nutrition facts

Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe Yield:12 servings
Calories:Approximately 170 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):160 - 180
Total Fat:14g
Saturated Fat:9g
Protein:2g
Total Carbohydrate:8g
Total Sugars:7g