This is an alternative to the classic recipe that calls for powdered sugar. We use it to frost cocktail cake. Try it on applesauce, spice, banana, or carrot cakes too.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend together cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer until starting to become stiff. Pour in honey. Beat together until mixture is whipped, making sure not to overmix as it will collapse.

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  • Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until use.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; 12.7 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 84 mg sodium. 6.3 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2004
This would be five stars if adjusted as follows: 1 box confectioners sugar 8 oz. cream cheese 1 tsp. flavoring and 1 tablespoon milk. The consistency then is excellent. Have Cream cheese at room temp. and use an electric mixer for blending all together. Great taste and easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/10/2011
It tasted good but was really runny. I thought it would be a lot thicker like it is in the picture but I had to double the amount of sugar to get it to a decent piping consistency for cupcakes. Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2004
This would be five stars if adjusted as follows: 1 box confectioners sugar 8 oz. cream cheese 1 tsp. flavoring and 1 tablespoon milk. The consistency then is excellent. Have Cream cheese at room temp. and use an electric mixer for blending all together. Great taste and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2004
This would be five stars if adjusted as follows: 1 box confectioners sugar 8 oz. cream cheese 1 tsp. flavoring and 1 tablespoon milk. The consistency then is excellent. Have Cream cheese at room temp. and use an electric mixer for blending all together. Great taste and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
I tweeked it a bit but not much. The cream is totaly un-neccesary. Also you should warm up the cream cheese just a bit. I did 40 seconds in the micro and that was perfect! Trying to blend codl cream cheese into anything especially powdered augar is pretty much impossible so do yourself a favor and save time by heating it up slightly. I added a teaspoon vanilla extract and that's it. Ready in 2 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2008
really good for carrot cake. i agree with another reviewer cream is just not necessary. i used light cream cheese and added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. one batch covered 24 cupcakes with a little left over! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
I used this frosting on a batch of red velvet cupcakes -- instant addiction. Everyone at the party I made them for was complimenting me all night. The frosting is exceedingly easy and very delicious. I made it with whipping cream which gave it a fluffy texture and vanilla which added a nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2003
My 5 year old loved this frosting. It was very easy to mix and spread. I doubled the recipe though and barely had enough to cover my 9" round cake. This recipe amount would probably be fine for a sheet cake but make more of it for frosting a double round cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
i subbed skim milk for the cream and fat-free cream cheese for the regular cream cheese.. turned out very yummy! but be sure to put it in the freezer or refrigerator for awhile before frosting as it will be a bit runny Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2003
I made this with the Moist Carrot Cake recipe from this site for our Easter dessert. Really very good and not all that sweet which is my preference. Like others I added a bit of pineapple juice that was left over from the carrot cake. Also added orange zest which gave a nice kick and decorated with mandarin oranges. Since I made a 2-layer 8" cake from the cake recipe I needed to double the frosting recipe. Had just enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2003
Perfect!!! I wouln't cange a thing! (I make twice the amount and freeze half for the next time I bake a cake.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
I liked this recipe for a red velvet cake I doubled it and added a tsp. of vanilla. Everyone loved it - I will use it again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/10/2011
It tasted good but was really runny. I thought it would be a lot thicker like it is in the picture but I had to double the amount of sugar to get it to a decent piping consistency for cupcakes. Read More
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