Alternative Cream Cheese Frosting
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A creamy delicious cream cheese tasting frosting without the cream cheese, perfect for when you don't have cream cheese but want that silky smooth yumminess. This recipe easily multiplies to frost as much cake as you want.
Recipe type: Dessert, Frosting
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature (or butter alternative if you’d prefer it vegan)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk or heavy cream (or milk alternative if you’d prefer it vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. In a bow of a mixer beat butter until whipped and smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and begin mixing on low until it combines, then turn up to medium-high and add the milk, vinegar, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt.
  3. Continue whipping until smooth.
  4. Spread over your favorite desserts
  5. Multiply to make more frosting, the small batch will spread over an 8" cake, if you want to fill a 2-layer cake be sure to double or triple the recipe. If you want to pile the frosting high and fill a layer cake you can use 4x's the recipe for plenty of frosting.
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