Jul 7, 2010

Yummy cream cheese frosting

Mr G. and I attended a 4th of July potluck this past weekend. I made a lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. The cake itself was bleh, so I won't even post the recipe...but the frosting is soooo yummy!!!

A friend of mine gave me this recipe and I tweaked it a little bit. It was supposed to be a creamy brown sugar frosting for a carrot cake. But I wanted a white frosting for my lemon cake so I used white sugar instead. This frosting is a lot lighter than most cream cheese frosting because it has whipped cream in it. It's so wonderful, I will definitely use this frosting again.

Here it is, unfortunately, I don't know the original source.

Yummy cream cheese frosting
source unknown

1 1/4 cup whipping cream
8 oz cream cheese, softened (see note)
3/4 cup white sugar (see note)
2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

1. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks are formed, set aside.

2. Combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Fold in whipped cream in three additions. Refrigerate until use.

  • *The original recipe uses reduced fat cream cheese

  • *The original recipe uses 1 cup packed brown sugar


wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Oh, I've done this before and I used it to fill up my fruit flan :)

It was a sudden thought of mine to do something like this, and it seemed I wasn't the only one.

kk said...

great minds think a like! =)

Anonymous said...

Who's this mysterious Mr. G guy?!


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