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Cream Cheese Frosting without Powdered Sugar

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars

"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

10 m servings 147
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until use.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 147 calories; 12.7 6.3 2.2 38 84 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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...

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...

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 ...

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 delic...

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 f...

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 frostin...

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 jui...

Perfect!!! I wouln't cange a thing! (I make twice the amount and freeze half for the next time I bake a cake.)

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!