Alternative Cream Cheese Frosting
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a delicious tasting frosting you'd swear was cream cheese, but there is no cream cheese in it... this is great if you run out of cream cheese and want the great flavor of cream cheese frosting.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 cup frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter (or butter alternative if you'd prefer it vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or milk alternative if you'd prefer it vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (white, apple cider, rice vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Whip it with an immersion blender or in a food processor, the vinegar and lemon will slightly curdle the milk and butter, if it seems grainy and not smooth, add a tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time to get it to mix smoothly.
  2. This is a small batch of frosting, you can double it or multiply it for a larger portion.
Recipe by Created by Diane at