Sorry if this is a double post of a question from way back.. I started looking in forum topics and ran out of time. I would like to know if you can combine softened cream cheese with better cream to make a nice cream cheese better cream frosting? I am in need of this information rapidly as I have a cake for tomorrow that needs to be filled and was thinking of going the better cream route.. If anyone knows I would truly appreciate this. Thank you so much for your time. TIA
I have never tried it, but I highly doubt it would work.
I just made rich's better cream for filling and did one batch with chocolate pudding mix to make a mousse, one with cheesecake pudding mix, and one with peanut butter. Just need to do it a day ahead so the pudding dissolves and may need to adjust the consistancy but it is fine. Just let in whip a few minutes first so it is already getting fluffy and of course, make sure the cream cheese is room temp. I would probably whip the cream cheese in a seperate bowl so it's smooth before adding.
Thank you for your input
I make mock mousses with Bettercream all of the time.
I take a box of instant pudding mix, dissolve it with hot water to the thickness of children's paste (about 6 TBSP of hot water usually works). I beat the Bettercream to soft peaks, add some of that to the pudding, and then put it all together and beat for a minute or so. Super stuff, especially when I use cheesecake pudding mix! No waiting for anything to dissolve. The result is an essentially non-dairy, shelf stable filling.
That said, if you add cream cheese to Bettercream, it's no longer dairy free, no longer shelf stable, and will require refrigeration. I can't say how it would act as an icing. I'm not sure that it wouldn't separate pretty quickly. It might be OK as a filling.
You can buy cream cheese flavoring from Bickford. You can flavor the Bettercream with that, or you can make a mock mousse with vanilla pudding and add the cream cheese flavoring to that.
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