Cream Cheese Icing

Got it from the crusting cream cheese icing and modified it so I could use it to decorate the cake (borders and designs, etc.)

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 2 lb. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup of solid shortening (I use Crisco)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Mix butter, cheese, shortening, salt and vanilla until creamy. Add sugar 1 cup at a time and beat at low speed.
  2. For glaze consistency, use only 1 3/4 lb. of sugar.

Comments (10)

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Mmmmm.... Every time I make this I want to come back and give another star. This is such a wonderful recipe. Great taste with BC results. Can't beat it!

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This is a very good recipe, I never use the full two pounds, and if it gets too stiff, I add milk.

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Recipe was great, used it to fill the Southern Style Red Velvet II and a regular Yellow Cake. Everyone loved it, both tiers were gone. Thanks!

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Wow. A keeper. I made a few modifications. 1) mixed the salt with the sugar first 2) added 1 tsp vanilla instead of 1/2 3) added 4 tbs liquid to get it back to the right consistency after adding all the PS. I felt like I had the right consistency at 6-7 cups, but like recipes that use full units of the qtys I buy my stuff in, so I wanted to use all 8 cups/2lbs, which required thinning it back down to spreading consistency. It yielded 4 cups for me.

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I agree with erichazann.... I used the full 2# bag of PS but then added more milk to get to a nice spreading consistency. This is a very good recipe. I used it to fill two cakes last night and will definitely make the recipe again.

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I LOVE this recipe for filling cakes - delicious and firm enough to hold up to stacking. And not too sweet. I just made a batch to fill a Red Velvet cake made with Southern Comfort. I substitued a couple of tablespoons of Southern Comfort for the vanilla and it tastes awesome! I wasn't sure about how well Southern Comfort would go with cream cheese, but its luscious. This will be my new standard for filling my Southern Comfort Red Velvet cake :)

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Thank you for this recipe , I have substituted the vanilla for lemon and WOW what flavor. It has made my customers order more lemon cup cakes than before.


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