What is the best topping for cupcakes?

by Terri
(UK)

I usually use a buttercream recipe but I am looking for something different.

From the editor:

Hi Terri,

If you're getting bored with the same old buttercream to top your cupcakes, try this fabulous white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

You'll need:

7 ounces melted white chocolate
16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
12 ounces butter, room temperature
4-6 cups powdered sugar

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on med-high speed until lighter in color and fluffy (about 5 minutes).

2. Add the cream cheese and beat on medium speed until fully incorporated (about 1 minute).

3. With the mixer running on low speed, pour the melted chocolate in to the bowl in a steady stream. Mix until incorporated.

4. Start by adding half the powdered sugar and beat on low speed until incorporated, then add a little more at a time until you have the consistency you want.

You can also flavor the frosting by adding any of the following:

lemon zest
orange zest
minced fresh mint

or any other extract you like.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)






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