This is one of the best icing recipes for Red Velvet Cake I have ever tasted. It is not too sweet but has a nice cream cheese flavor. It basically a cooked pudding mixed into a cream cheese icing but don’t let that scare you. It is really worth the effort. It is from a new icing ebook called “Icing Only” by Kim Knott. Be prepared to share this recipe. People will beg you and offer you things if you give it to them.
Amount Ingredient 1 cup 2% milk 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup cream cheese 1 1/2 cups powdered (or confectioners or icing) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Cook the milk and cornstarch over a low heat stirring constantly with a whisk until it forms a paste. Let cool for at least 15 minutes.
2. In another bowl, mix together with an electric mixer the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla.
3. Add the flour and milk mixture to the butter and icing sugar mixture. Beat for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.
Note: This icing is too soft to pipe well but spreads well.