This recipe was created to go with my whole wheat chocolate chiffon cake. It contains no refined sugar and no egg. For white frosting, reduce the honey to 1/2 cup and omit the cocoa powder.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whip the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the honey, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.

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  • Beat the cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the cream should form a sharp peak that holds its shape. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 20.2g 7% DV; fat 21.4g 33% DV; cholesterol 74.9mg 25% DV; sodium 71.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2009
I was excited to find an frosting recipe that uses honey. This one was great but I made a few changes the second time around. I made the white frosting. The vannila flavor was way strong. I skipped putting vannila completely the next time. The honey is a little strong too. I did 1/2 a cup the second time and next time I will probably cut it to 1/4 cup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/02/2011
Tried this recipe to go on a chocolate cake I had baked it I did not like it at all. It had this extra sweet (from the honey) but tangy flavor (from the cream cheese) that just didn't take good to me. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2009
I was excited to find an frosting recipe that uses honey. This one was great but I made a few changes the second time around. I made the white frosting. The vannila flavor was way strong. I skipped putting vannila completely the next time. The honey is a little strong too. I did 1/2 a cup the second time and next time I will probably cut it to 1/4 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
This was just what I needed. My husband won't eat anything with white sugar in it but he's okay with honey. For his birthday I wanted to make a cake with frosting he could enjoy. I made the "white" version of this frosting and he loved it! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
This recipe uses no sugar. It has a nice texture and is very easy to work with. I only frosted a single layer cake so I have plenty left. I'm going to frost gob cookies with the leftovers. Thank you Mrs. Ramey for a very different type of frosting. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/02/2011
Tried this recipe to go on a chocolate cake I had baked it I did not like it at all. It had this extra sweet (from the honey) but tangy flavor (from the cream cheese) that just didn't take good to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
I made the chocolate version and the flavor is reminiscent of my grandma's coffee cloud pie topping (which I love so I am also in love with this topping!). This is so good that I licked the bowl clean...and it makes a lot so there was plenty left! So good! Mrs. Michael Ramey - if you have any more recipes up your sleeve please do share! It is quite hard to find recipes without refined sugar that taste this good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made the white frosting and I loved it. It was light and loved that it didn't need any sugar. I put it over a pumpkin cake. Can't wait to make the chocolate frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2014
I made this without the cocoa using the 1/2 cup of honey and using light cream cheese (neufchatel) to put on carrot cake muffins. I have to admit just tasting the frosting by itself I didn't care for it. It had a strong tangy flavor from the honey and cream cheese. BUT....it tasted really good with the muffins. I would make this again it was easy to make light and I love that there's no refined sugar in it. Plus my kids liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
love it sweet light airy. cream cheese and whipped cream make a great combo. need to have stiff peaks on cream. refrigerate to thicken. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2019
Great recipe! I actually used stevia instead of honey and used less cream to try for a low carb frosting that didn t have butter since I was using it on a low carb cake that used up all my butter.. Everyone loved it and it was very low carb. Yay! Keto friendly alternatives:) Read More