Monday, September 30, 2013

The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting ever!


The Inspiration...

        Cupcakes. They are my best friends :0) After all, I am Cupcake Carina! They have to taste their best at all times. Here is my rubric for Cupcakes, it is very hard to get an A+ in all areas:

Batter
  • Flavor
  • Moistness (And the ability to keep it over a period of days)
  • Fluffy
  • Clinging to the wrapper
  • Coloring
  • Ect.
Frosting
  • Flavor (The perfect match to the Cupcake's flavor)
  • Sweetness (Not like liquid sugar, but not too buttery)
  • Fluffy
  • Light
  • Airy
  • Texture
  • Spreadable (not too stiff, not too liquidy)
  • Ect.
       When it comes to a Red Velvet Cupcake, the perfect match for frosting is Cream Cheese frosting. Some put on Vanilla Buttercream, but in my opinion, a Red Velvet Cupcake isn't complete without a perfect Cream Cheese Frosting! This Cream Cheese Frosting recipe gets an A+ in all of the Frosting Rubric Criteria.

       It took a lot of hunting to find the perfect recipe, but this one is my favorite out of all that I have tried, and trust me, with all of the cupcakes I make, I have tried ALOT of cream cheese frosting recipes :0) I love this one because it is the perfect ratio of powdered sugar to cream cheese. This recipe is by far the greatest of all times!

    Hopefully you like it as much as I do!!

    As always, I have typed the recipe down at the bottom :0)

The Recipe...

      NOTE: The more you mix this frosting, the more warm it will get, leading to a looser, more liquidy frosting. Make sure that you mix so the ingredients are blended, but don't over mix this frosting :0)

Ingredients:
  • 2~8 oz. packages of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of room temperature Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of Powdered Sugar
Directions:

Step 1: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. (Unsalted butter works best, that way you can control the amount of salt to your frosting)
 
I took this picture before I added the 2nd package of Cream Cheese
 
Step 2: Beat in the Vanilla Extract
 

 
Step 3: Add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth
 

 
Step 4: Frost on top of a perfect dessert and ENJOY!!
 

 
The Best Cream Cheese Frosting!
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 2~8 oz. packages of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of room temperature Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of Powdered Sugar
  •  
    Directions:

    Step 1: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. (Unsalted butter works best, that way you can control the amount of salt to your frosting)
    Step 2: Beat in the Vanilla Extract
    Step 3: Add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth
    Step 4: Frost on top of a perfect dessert and ENJOY!!

    Recipe courtesy of Bon App├Ętit Magazine