Cream Cheese Frosting

27 May

raspberry frosted chocolate cupcakes 030213 caramel frosted vanilla cupcake 030213This is the first frosting that I used for my massive batch of cupcakes. I previously my salted caramel frosting recipe, which I took into account this time for my frosting. The caramel was made the same way, but I made a slightly different large batch of cream cheese frosting. I split it in half and added either caramel or raspberry jam and then adjusted the final product with milk or powdered sugar to get the desired consistency.

I made a double batch of this and then split the frosting in half before adding caramel or jam. A few recipes called for less caramel, but to taste it strongly, a full cup worked for me. To pipe the frosting, I put the frosting in plastic sandwich bags, snipped the edges, and squeezed the frosting out the newly formed hole. The larger you cut the hole, the more that will come out, so cut based on how you want the frosting to look.
Makes: (slightly unsure, about enough for 40-50 mini cupcakes or 24 cupcakes)

1 c softened butter
1 c softened cream cheese
4 c powdered sugar

Add ins:
1 c salted caramel (one version)
1/2 c raspberry jam

1) Mix together butter and cream cheese until well combined and soft, but not runny.
2) Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until stiff or desired consistency. If stopping here, add 2 tsp vanilla to flavor.
3) Add in either 1 c salted caramel or 1/2 c raspberry jam. Adjust powdered sugar to thicken back to piping consistency. The salted caramel was almost perfect as is, but the raspberry jam needed a lot of additional powdered sugar to remain thick.
4) Pipe on to cupcakes or use on a two layer cake. You may need to put in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to thicken up if the mixture became warm and the butter started to melt.


2 Responses to “Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. vihoang17 June 3, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Reblogged this on Cupcakes of all Sorts.


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