Cream Cheese Frosting is one of my favorite frostings mainly because I love its cheesy and slightly tart flavor and also its creamy texture. And just to mention that it is also very quick and simple to make.
It goes best with Carrot Cake, Red Velvet Cake or Cupcakes, Lemon, or any Citrus flavored cake. As for me, I love it with a rich Chocolate Cake as well!
In fact, try frosting a Vanilla Cake with this top it with loads of fresh berries. You will thank me I promise!
We start here with the basic Creamcheese Frosting recipe and of course, there is no end to its variations!
What You Will Need:
Creamcheese – 250 gms
Unsalted butter – 125 gms
Icing sugar (sifted) – 150 gms
Vanilla – 1 tsp
This gives you enough to fill and frost an 8 inch round or 7-inch square cake.
How To Make It:
Note: This frosting easily over whips and becomes grainy, so use everything only at room temperature and be careful while beating and whisking not to overbeat at any point.
Beat room temperature cream cheese till its smooth.
Beat room temperature butter and icing sugar in it till it is smooth.
Add in the Vanilla and sifted icing sugar and beat to mix taking care that you do not overbeat. Chill before using.
Now as I promised, let me introduce to you some variations for this basic cream cheese frosting.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
Sift about half a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe after adding the sugar and mix thoroughly.
Espresso Cream Cheese Frosting:
Now that’s my girl!! Yeah I love this one too!! Just take care that you use a fine powder of coffee for this. To the quantities mentioned here, I like to add about 1 to 1.5 tbsp of coffee powder with the sugar. But you can totally use the quantity you like.
Hazelnut Cream Cheese Frosting:
Add half a cup of roughly powdered roasted hazelnuts in the end and just fold them in.
Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting:
Add about half to 3/4 cup of Nutella paste to this with the cream cheese.
So that’s my cream cheese frosting that’s super easy and quick to make!! I would love to hear how you like your cream cheese frosting!!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your prettiest apron and a whisk, put on your favorite song, and start creating the magic!! Do share your experience of this post and recipe and your views and opinions! I would love to hear them!!