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Cream cheese icing is a classic choice for frosting. A little more experimental than traditional buttercream icing, cream cheese makes for a luscious, creamy topping to cakes, cupcakes and cookies. If you don’t like the white color of cream cheese, you can add food dye to brighten it up. Always make sure your cream cheese is room temperature when making the icing, and make sure not to over-whip it, otherwise it becomes runny.  

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 puff pastry
  • Strawberries
  • For the custard:
    - 3 Egg yolks
    - 3 cups milk
  • - 1/2 cup sugar
  • - 1/2 powdered sugar
    - 1 vanilla bean
  • For the whipped cream:
    -3 cups cold heavy whipping cream
    -1 vanilla bean
    -1/2 cup powdered sugar

METHOD

  1. Roll out the puff pastry and cut out rectangles (2 per cake).
  2. Bake for 10 minutes at 340° F.
  3. For the custard: simmer milk on low heat and add the vanilla bean. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and powdered sugar. Incorporate the egg mixture into the milk, and let simmer for a few minutes until it thickens.
  4. For the whipped cream: combine the heavy cream and vanilla bean in a bowl mix. Add the powdered sugar, and whip until firm.
  5. Combine the custard and whipped cream to make whipped custard cream. 
  6. Refrigerate the whipped custard cream for one hour.
  7. Lay out the pastry rectangles, and use a piping bag to pipe out small peaks of whipped custard cream in rows. Alternate with rows of strawberries. 
  8. Layer and repeat. Dust with powdered sugar.
  9. Enjoy! 

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By KaylaSears

Rate this recipe 4.8/5 (53 Votes)
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Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla extract

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By Mama's Favorite Recipes

Frosting with cream cheese in it

  • 1-room temp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 2-3 cups. powdered sugar
4.9/5 (46 Votes)

By Dusty47

Carrot Cake Icing. Discover our recipe

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick melted or softened butter or margarine
  • 1 box 10X Powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
4.2/5 (84 Votes)

By rinoa1182

Mix butter and cream cheese together about 3 minutes until very smooth

  • 4 Tbsp country crock
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
4.5/5 (29 Votes)

By amylk103, Amy's Awesome Nest

For the rolls, dissolve yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl

  • ROLLS
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • warm
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • FILLING
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • softened
  • ICING
  • 8 Tbsp margarine
  • softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
4.3/5 (37 Votes)

By Annie13

Strawberry Pineapple Cake

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 box- strawberry cake mix
  • 1 -20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
4/5 (56 Votes)

By Sj

Great on Carrot Cake but can be used most any cake

  • 1 (8 oz) package CREAM CHEESE
  • 1/2 cup BUTTER (melted but not hot)
  • 1 tsp. VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1/8 tsp. SALT
  • 1 -2 boxes POWDERED SUGAR
4.3/5 (29 Votes)

By Jasminv128

Yummy chocolate cupcakes with sweet cookie dough center, gluten free and amazing!

  • Cookie Dough
  • 8oz Pillsbury® Gluten Free refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (from 14.3-oz container)
  • Cake
  • 1 1/2cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking Spray
3.9/5 (43 Votes)

By kase

Cream cheese frosting. Discover our recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 16oz pack powdered sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
4/5 (40 Votes)

By Annie13

For the Cake: 1. Add dry cake mix and pineapple in a bowl

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 box- strawberry cake mix
  • 1 -20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

By shanny007

In a bowl, combine 2 cups of flour with 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablesp...

  • Flour
  • blueberries
  • canola oil
  • milk
  • baking soda
  • peanut butter
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • plain yogurt
  • fat free cream cheese
3.2/5 (82 Votes)

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