help with my cream cheese frosting

by Tammie
(Hollister, NC)

I made a batch of the cream cheese frosting for my daughter's birthday this weekend. I will also be making a fruit dip for her party that uses cream cheese.

When I tasted the frosting, it tasted very similar to the cream cheese fruit dip. I don't want my cake and fruit dip to have the same taste and have people think I am using fruit dip as my frosting.

What can I do? Is there anything I can do different to the frosting to give it a different flavor? (Just not too sweet).

This is my first time making her cake, so I want it to be perfect and I'm beginning to panic. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Mar 21, 2009
Flavoring Ideas
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Tammie,

You can change the character of your cream cheese frosting quite easily by adding different flavorings to the basic recipe. Depending on the type of cake you're using, here are some suggestions:

1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of ground ginger for a great pairing with lemon cake.
2. Add coconut extract (1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon, to taste) for a tropical twist.
3. Lemon & mint are a wonderful combination. Add (1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of each extract, to taste).

Hope these ideas have been helpful. Thanks for posting.

Michelle (editor)

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