Cream Cheese Frosting, with Greedy Gourmet

“”This cream cheese frosting is highly addictive. Make more than you think that’s needed just to err on the safe side.””
Have you ever reached satiety but carried on eating anyway because the food tasted so good? Do you return to the same restaurant and order the same menu item over and over again? Wouldn’t you rather know how to prepare it yourself? This blog is the Greedy Gourmet‘s quest to finding new scintillating recipes containing the “oomph” factor.

This cream cheese frosting is highly addictive. Make more than you think that’s needed just to err on the safe side.

This versatile cream cheese icing can be used on a variety of different cupcakes such as: 

Not only does this icing match so well with different kinds of sponge, you can actually give it different flavours.

Lemon: 4 tbsp lemon juice or 4tsp lemon zest

Ginger: 2tsp ground ginger

Peppermint: 3tsp peppermint extract

Cinnamon: 10ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon [used in the photos with Pumpkin Cupcakes]

Coconut: freshly grated or dried flaked coconut

Chinese Five Spice: 1 tsp

Bourbon: add a little at a time, right consistency – keep shape – and flavour, try other alcohol such as Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

Chilli: chili powder, add little at a time to taste. Use with chocolate for Cinco de Mayo theme.

This icing tastes so good that you’d like to eat it all straight out of the bowl!

  • 140g (9½ tbsp) butter
  • 225g (1⅔ cup) icing sugar, sieved
  • 210g (1 cup) cream cheese
  • 7.5ml (1½ tsp) vanilla extract
  1. Leave the butter to warm to room temperature and cut into cubes. Place the butter in a bowl and beat with a stand or hand mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Beat the sugar into the butter for 3-5 minutes until well mixed.
  3. Don’t forget to scrape the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula to ensure that all ingredients are blended well together.
  4. Add the cream cheese and any flavouring of your choice to the mixture and beat until fluffy.
  5. Spread, spoon or pipe the icing on cooled down cupcakes.
Frost cupcakes of your choosing or eat it straight from the bowl!

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