Recipe For Cream Cheese Frosting

A while back I was contracted by a PR company to do 5 blog posts for Canderel. These posts formed part of a campaign which I hope was successful for the brand. Given that my blog is all about sucrose free cooking and baking I found these posts a pleasure to do. I do not usually use Canderel in my recipes as I prefer to use fructose. However, I am not adverse to using any sucrose substitute as long as it works. One of the hardest things to substitute is icing sugar in terms of texture. It has made icing a cake quite a challenge in my baking and more often than not I tend to melt some Canderel dark chocolate and pour it over my cakes to ice them. When the new PR agency for Canderel sent me a hamper to try out it contained sachets of the Canderel Vanilla, a sucralose based product. For those of you who are not aware, sucralose is sucrose based but this is a good alternative for people on a sugar restricted diet. I decided to use the Canderel vanilla in a recipe provided to me by the PR company. The recipe for cream cheese frosting was the icing for red velvet cupcakes. As I was baking a cake the same weekend as wanting to test the recipe, I decided to use it to ice my cake with, rather than bake cupcakes. The original recipe called for Canderel Yellow but I used Canderel Vanilla instead. It left lovely flecks of vanilla in the frosting and it melded into a beautiful flavour over the few days we ate the cake.

Olive Oil Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting
Olive Oil Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting
 
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Ingredients
  • 150g good quality cream cheese
  • 37g butter
  • 2.5mls vanilla extract
  • 18g Icing Sugar – I used Canderel Vanilla
Method
  1. Place the cream cheese, butter and vanilla into a mixing bowl
  2. Beat until completely mixed and smooth
  3. Add the icing sugar and beat until the sugar has been completely incorporated and the frosting is smooth
  4. Use a piping bag or palette knife to ice your cakes or cupcakes
My Notes
The Canderel vanilla was perfect for this frosting and showed off the beautiful specks of vanilla in the sugar replacement
Recipe Information
Serves / Makes: This makes enough frosting to ice one cake

 

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Disclosure: I was sent the Canderel products to use at home and try a recipe provided to me. I was not requested to write a blog post about the product. The recipe has been published with permission from Gullan & Gullan. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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36 thoughts on “Recipe For Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Major yummy, perfect for breads, brownies, cakes or my favorite: with a spoon! 🙂
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl sharing the blog ♥ M&M’s Deluxe Cookie Pie – Who’s Ready For a Superhero Party?My Profile

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    1. I need to make it again then, to try the spoon option 😉

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  2. This cake looks so delicious with that cream cheese frosting. Those speckles really make this frosting look amazing!
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    1. Thank you so much Cindy 🙂

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  3. Over the years, so many new products have been introduced to help people that must substitute sugar. It is nice that you found something you liked for your cream cheese frosting.

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    1. I am so glad as well Karen 🙂

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  4. What a generous cream cheese frosting! Love it, Tandy! Yummm!!!

    Julie
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    1. Thanks Julie 🙂

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  5. lovely cheesy frosting, i like to stuffed my coux pastry with it too actually,
    good job Tandy!

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    1. I will give that a try Dedy 🙂

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  6. I wouldn’t use this substitute personally but love the flecks of vanilla in the icing – slathered on a carrot cake would be perfect.

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    1. A good excuse for me to make carrot cake Sally 🙂

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  7. I want {and have} eaten blobs of this stuff….my favorite frosting in the world!

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    1. I can totally understand why!

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  8. I have not heard of this product before. I certainly love cream cheese frosting so am eager to try this out.

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    1. I think it is very similar to the American sucralose 🙂

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  9. What a lovely frosting! Cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite.

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    1. I think it could become mine as well Joanne 🙂

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  10. Yum! This is my favourite icing 😀

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    1. This seems to be a consensus Lorraine 🙂

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  11. Wow! I love this recipe! Great job! I’d die to taste it!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Marcela, and the visit 🙂

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  12. Hi Tandy, love the way the frosting looks with the specks of vanilla bean. The canderel sounds like a great sweeter.
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    1. Thanks, I also thought it looked pretty 🙂

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  13. Oh, that cake looks so beautifully dark and the texture looks lovely.
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    1. Thank you Rachel 🙂

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  14. I love cream cheese frosting. Especially on red velvet and carrot cake!

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    1. I love it on carrot cake as well Bianca 🙂

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  15. I am eternally thankful I don’t have to worry about sugar, not that I use it much but how nice to know there are products out there for people who do.
    Have a happy day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. You are very lucky Mandy xox

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  16. This recipe does look very good, I rarely use non-sucrose but it is an awesome thing to learn about 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks Uru 🙂

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  17. I find the Canderel sugars to be super sweet so I like the fact that you need to use so much less. I haven’t heard about the vanilla variant. I must look out for it in the shop! 😉 xx

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    1. It is the sweetener in sachets Tami xox

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  18. This is my favourite cupcake or cake topping of all time. LOVE it!! But it’s got to be made right and taste like cream cheese. Can’t wait to try this out. Yum!
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    1. This is like sweet cream cheese Mel 🙂

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