Fear not if you have leftover cream cheese frosting. For example, bake our classic thin pancakes and spread the frosting on them before folding; it makes for a fun and delicious surprise. To save the leftover frosting for later, store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or up to 2 months in the freezer.
There is more than one secret behind a silky and smooth cream cheese frosting. To get it perfectly silky-smooth, use softened butter and cream cheese as cold ingredients might make the frosting lumpy. Take the ingredients out of the fridge 1-2 hours in advance. If you still get lumpy frosting, check the icing sugar for lumps. To avoid lumps of sugar, sift it before adding it to the frosting.
Frostings are a delicious and beautiful way to top any cake, and with our cream cheese frosting recipe, it is pretty simple. Below you can read more about the creamy topping, how to store it and how you can change the texture of the frosting.
Icing sugar (approx. 4 dl)
Cream cheese, natural
Freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest
When life gives you lemons, make a lemon cream cheese frosting. It perfectly balances sweet and tart with a fresh citrusy flavour. Using freshly squeezed lemon juice to give the frosting its fresh flavour makes the frosting the perfect companion for desserts and treats.
Adding the sour and citrusy flavour also helps balance out the intense sweetness from the icing sugar and butter. It creates a tangy, silky cream cheese frosting with just the right amount of sweetness. Get your lemons out and give it a try!
The frosting is the cherry on top of every cake and muffin and is the perfect choice for topping. Give your baked goods a final flourish using different piping tips and techniques to create stars, dots, shells, or flowers. Not only will decorating with frosting give your cakes or muffins a beautiful and impressive look, but it will also elevate the flavour and be a delicious complement to the cake and muffin with its sweet and fresh flavour.
If you need inspiration for what to do with your cream cheese frosting, just have a look at our different recipes for cakes and muffins. For example, use your freshly-made cream cheese frosting for banana muffins, a classic chocolate cake traybake, or a dense and intense creamy coffee cake.
Buttercream and cream cheese frosting are popular toppings for desserts and cakes, which is why there are so many different flavours and types. Although almost the same, cream cheese frosting has, as the name suggests, cream cheese as the main ingredient in addition to buttercream’s two main ingredients: butter and icing sugar. There are different variations for both types of frosting, including the addition of, for example, lemon or vanilla, but the basic recipe for buttercream has butter and icing sugar, while our cream cheese frosting recipe has butter, icing sugar, and cream cheese.
Dress up your cakes and cupcakes with a lemon-infused frosting. Our recipe for cream cheese frosting is quick and easy and takes you to a lemon frosting wonderland. Combine softened butter and cream cheese for a nice smooth consistency. Add some freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest for a delicious citrus flavour. This savoury frosting is sweet, tangy, and bursting with lemon flavour, making it perfect for sweet and scrumptious cakes.
Time to get creative! Add different flavours to the frosting to complement your cake. For example, add 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste and 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter to the frosting for a creamy and fluffy peanut butter frosting. You get pure peanut butter but with a much creamier and silkier texture. It is the perfect topping for a fudgy brownie.
Are you looking for a sweet berry-flavour? Blend blueberries into a purée and add it to the cream cheese mixture and a teaspoon of vanilla powder. This juicy blueberry frosting would be great on a vanilla cake or on our delicious pound cake.
You can also use the basic cream cheese frosting recipe and add food colouring to give your cake or cupcake a beautiful look. Use gel-based icing colour to make the colours pop.