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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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Make this delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate soufflé for you and two friends!

Ingredients

  • 3 mugs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Set your stove on a low heat setting.
  3. In a sauce pan, add the milk, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix well over low heat.
  4. Once the mixture thickens to a doughy texture, remove from the heat.
  5. Add chocolate chunks and stir thoroughly.
  6. Separate the egg yolks and egg whites into two separate bowls.
  7. Add the egg yolks to the chocolate mixture. Stir thoroughly.
  8. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites into stiff peaks.
  9. Add the whipped egg whites to the batter and gently fold them in.
  10. Using a cube of butter in your fingers, line the mugs with a coat of butter, then top with a coat of brown sugar. Tilt and shake the mug until the sugar sticks to the butter in a consistent layer all over the inside of the cup.
  11. Pour the batter equally into each of the 3 cups.
  12. Put the cups on a baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Top Recipe

By KaylaSears

Rate this recipe 4.8/5 (53 Votes)
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Details

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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