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Thursday, April 9, 2015

The BEST Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

    Have I told you lately how much I love a good frosting?  I love a good frosting!  Lately I have really been loving cooked frostings.  I have a whipped cream frosting that I hope to get to soon that is to die for!  It has a butter base.  This one is very similar, but with cream cheese.  It is a soft and luscious frosting that isn't too sweet.  It's just right!




    I usually reserve this frosting for a cake that I am going to serve in the pan.  It would probably work on a layer cake, but you would want to keep it cold.  This frosting is light and airy and soft, not quite as stiff as you might like for fancy decorating.

    I have been dying to make Di's banana cake again.  It was soooo good!  But, it is hard to justify making something again when there are so many other things to make and share with you all.  But there were brown bananas that needed used and it seemed like a great oportunity to make this yummy frosting.  So, I skipped the caramel frosting and smeared this all over the cake.  Oh. My. Word!


    Most cream cheese frostings cut the cream cheese with butter.  This one is all cream cheese!  Make it.  You'll thank me!
     First step is thickening milk with flour and sugar, then beat into cream cheese and you have the smoothest and creamiest cream cheese frosting you could imagine!

The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla

  1. In small saucepan, whisk together flour, sugar and salt to ensure there are no clumps.  Stir in milk and heat over medium low heat until thickened.  It will go really slow at first, but once it starts to thicken in will go quickly.  Set aside and let cool to almost room temperature.
  2. Whip together cream cheese and vanilla in stand mixer.  Slowly pour in thickened milk mixture, then turn mixer to high and let whip for at least 5  minutes.
  3. Frost your cake and store in the refrigerator.

14 comments:

  1. Looks and sound wonderful. I'll have a spoon please and eat it plain. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. On a spoon is my favorite way! I have to stop myself from eating it all before it even hits the cake! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love cream cheese frosting!

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    1. Me too!!! This is one of my favorite frostings. It is so creamy and good!

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  3. This look sooo good! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

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  4. I love cream cheese frostings, I have never tried making a cooked one, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning!

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    1. This is the best. Give me a spoon or a sleeve of graham crackers and I'm in heaven! Have a great weekend, I'll "see" you Monday morning! ;-)

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  5. Oh my goodness, this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. It is to die for! I find myself thinking of reasons I need to bake something to put it on. I don't want to digress to the point of making it JUST to eat it with a spoon, though it really would be easier ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  7. I am so glad I looked for a frosting recipe on your blog. I've been looking for a frosting recipes or grandma's 80th birthday cake. She. LOVES when you make it! Do you think it will do well on cupcakes?

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    1. I think it will be very tasty if you spread some on top. I've never tried piping it on to something, but it seems like it would be too loose for that.

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