Sunday, June 11, 2006

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Well today I made a lemon cream cheese frosting. The choice was made because I had a spare lemon, extra confectioners sugar I wanted to discard, and a few chips of white chocolate that were unwrapped.

I used the following recipe which will yield about 4 1/2 cups

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until just firm enough to spread, about 30 minutes.

What I did different was half the recipe. Added the juice of one lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Created a white chocolate ganache from some white chocolate pieces that needed wrapping. The ganache turned out excellent. Texture was rich and creamy. Using the ganache in the cream cheese frosting worked out fine. It covered a white cake.

Made in about 35 minutes.


Blogger Rebekka said...

Hey...I found your blog through forums...I'm a total addict...that recipe sounds so yummy!

8:07 AM  

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