I am not really crazy about frostings in general as they are usually so cloyingly sweet . Funny right, given the name of my blog ! But since I ve started baking, I have found frosting recipes that suit my taste buds.. that is , light , creamy and lower down ( comparatively!) on the sweetness scale. Cream cheese frosting is one such frosting.
I had not tasted a cream cheese frosting until i made it myself. I love the slight tang that it has. The only deterrent was that cream cheese is on the expensive side and sometimes not even available easily. But I came across some easy recipes for homemade cream cheese and also some cheaper brands . So, more cream cheese frostings for me !
This is an easy recipe that calls for only three ingredients ..butter, icing sugar and cream cheese. I picked it up from Hummingbird bakery’s cookbook. I ve tried several cream cheese frosting recipes , but this is one that I found fuss free and fool proof. It makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes (some more if you aren’t piping it high) or ice a 2 layered 8inch cake.
This is a lovely creamy frosting that of course goes well with red velvet , but also with banana ,carrot and chocolate cakes/ cupcakes. The tang and the sweetness balances out perfectly . Especially try this if you like cheesecakes!