Do you know how horrible cream cheese frosting is for you?
But its on everything. Cakes. Cupcakes. Cinnamon rolls. Brownies.
Its not only the amount of powdered sugar that causes it, its the butter.
Most of the recipes I came across had 3 – 4 cups of powdered sugar with 1/2 cup of butter and 8 oz of cream cheese in it. There’s enough sugar to rot a tooth, give you prediabetes, put you in a coma. This is a perfect example of sugar overkill and why there really isn’t a need to use that much sugar.
America is definitely a sugarholic nation.
Luckily I found an easy cream cheese frosting recipe without the butter or an exorbant amount of sugar. And its only 3 ingredients!
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz of cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
A little under 1 cup of powdered sugar
In a medium size bowl, using a hand mixer, cream the vanilla with the cream cheese.
Slowly add the powdered sugar.
Within minutes it will get glossy and look like frosting.
Makes enough to top a 9×13 cake tin.
Serves 20. Calories: ,Carbohydrates: , Sugar: , Protein: .
Its sweet but not overly are you sure you used cream cheese sweet. You can actually taste a hint of the cream cheese.
I think it would compliment cinnamon rolls nicely or be perfect for a small cake.
What I love is how I used a cup of sugar. This recipe is originally for an 8×8 square cake and here I am using it for a 9×13.
After all, there is such a thing as too much icing. Too much icing makes you sick. Makes you bend over with your hands on your stomach stating that you need to lie down.
I cut over 1/3 of the sugar out, used hardly any cream cheese and saved you that horrible omg the frosting is going to be the end of me feeling. I hate that feeling.
Then you start to wonder why people put so much frosting on cupcakes. Seriously! Do you need more frosting than the amount of cake? This is why people avoid corner pieces of birthday cakes.
But now you don’t have to if you choose to use this frosting. No globs of frosting left to harden on plates here.