Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream

whipped-frostingCombine sugar, softened cream cheese, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.  I used a Stand Mixer and the whisk attachment.  I mixed is until smooth and started at a lower speed and then increased it as the ingredients started to blend together.

When the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar are combined, slowly start to pour in the heavy cream.  Again, start with a very low speed and then increase it to prevent a mess and to encourage better blending.  When all the cream is mixed in, it may take several minutes of mixing before the frosting fluffs up.  You will know when it is done, because icing will sort of accumulate in the whisk part.

whipped-frosting-2whipped-frosting-3This icing is still sweet but not in an over-powering way.  It is very light but can withstand piping.  I piped it onto the cupcakes below.  My piping would have been better if I could get the right pressure going (I had some bag overfill problems), I seriously need to invested in a extra-large piping bag.

This frosting made perfect strawberry and whipped cream cheese frosting cupcakes!

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Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

  • 2 blocks of cream cheese, softened (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a stand-up mixer or a medium-sized bowl combine butter, vanilla, and cream cheese. Mix together until creamy. Once creamy, gradually mix in the powered sugar. Make sure the cream cheese icing is well blended. Cream cheese frosting is perfect for piping on strawberry cupcakes or adding to a pumpkin roll (Or whatever you like, those are just two of my favorites).

How to make Oreo Balls

What you need:

  • 1 pack of Oreos
  • 8oz of cream cheese
  • melting chocolate (for dipping- can use white or milk chocolate)
  • parchment paper

Oreo balls are so good and they are really easy to make. They use minimal ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate. My husband and I even made them as our wedding favors!  We made a little bride and groom set.  For that we had to use sticks because of the way we had to dip the “grooms” to make tuxes.

  1. Crush a pack of Oreos in a food processor and mix with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese.
    NOTE: This was a picture taken when I was making a bigger batch, that used 2 packs of Oreos and 2 packs of cream cheese.oreoballs
  2. Form mixture into balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. After balls are hard, dip in white chocolate bark and allow to harden. I usually stick them back in the fridge to harden.  They will harden on their own after about 5 minutes (without cooling them).
  4. Once the white chocolate has set, use a sandwich bag with a small corner cut to drizzle milk chocolate (chocolate bark) on the balls.
  5. Eat after milk chocolate has set up. They are delicious!

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