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Cream Cheese Icing

Feb 12, 2012 by     2 Comments    Posted under: A to Z of recipes, Desserts, Quick and easy recipes

cream cheese icing

Classically this icing is used on carrot cake, but it also goes well on banana bread and on red velvet cake.

To ice a 20cm cake Preparation time 5 minsCost £2.00

200g cream cheese
100g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1.Whisk the butter and cream cheese together with an electric whisk on low speed until the mixture is soft.
2. Add the sugar and vanilla essence and continue whisking on low speed until the icing is smooth.

Additional Information
This quantity is enough to ice a 20cm diameter cake.
Most recipes for cream cheese icing use a lot more sugar than this one does– if you prefer a sweeter icing you can add up to a total of 300g of icing sugar to the cream cheese and butter in this recipe; even though I have a sweet tooth I think 100g of sugar is more than adequate.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100g per portion women men child
Polyunsaturates* 0.5 g 0.2 g
Mono Unsaturates* 3.8 g 1.3 g
Saturated Fat 23 g 7.8 g 39% 26% 39%
Total Sugars* 26 g 8.7 g 10% 7% 10%
Carbohydrate* 26 g 8.8 g 4% 3% 4%
Energy 437 kcal 147 kcal 7% 6% 8%
Protein* 4.0 g 1.3 g 3% 2% 6%
Fat 36 g 12 g 17% 13% 17%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Milk

Cost per recipe:£2.00
Cost per portion:£0.17



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