Light Cream Cheese Frosting
I’ve been making my share of red velvet cakes over the past few months and wanted a cream cheese frosting that was a tad bit lighter than my previous cream cheese frosting recipe.
This light cream cheese frosting is exactly like the name says, light. It’s not as fluffy and delicate as a whipped cream cheese frosting but it’s also not as heavy as a regular cream cheese frosting. Its a happy little mixture of both!
I love this frosting on cakes because it has such a balanced amount of sweetness and the texture is creamy and soft, yet firm enough to handle the weight of layered cakes.
I use this light cream cheese frosting to frost my red velvet cakes and carrot cakes this year and folks really liked it.
Looking for a cream cheese frosting that’s a lil more heavier? Check out my fluffy cream cheese frosting!
Get the Recipe: Light Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick real butter, softened
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Beat cream cheese, butter and heavy whipping cream until fluffy and combined.
- Add vanilla.
- Mix in powdered sugar a little at a time.
- Mix on high speed until creamy and light.
- Add more cream or powdered sugar to adjust the thickness if needed.
Kick it up! Add extracts such and orange, peppermint or coconut to enhance the flavors to go with certain cakes. I love adding in a dash of coconut or mint extract for chocolate cakes.
You may need more or less powdered sugar or heavy whipping cream.
It means 2 packages of cream cheese that are sold in 8 ounce packs.
How much does this make..can I cover 2 eight in cake layers?
I love the taste and how light it is. However, I find this icing terrible to work with. It slides off the cake, if you are trying to make a smooth finish or border with it. I have to thicken it a bit too much with confectioners sugar to get the texture I need, which reduces the light texture. I read a similar recipe which calls for whipping the cream until it peaks and folding it into the other ingredients. I will try this tonight and let you know how it works. 😉
Hi I love cream cheese frosting but do not like sweet frostings and I’m hoping this does the trick. I have never frosted cupcakes and am using the plastic bags to frost. Will these hold up for frosting funfetti cupcakes? Thanks much!