Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pinterest Review: Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Jeff & I had (unfortunately) been really craving sweets.  I knew we had a cake mix in the cupboard, and it was going to expire soon (gasp!), so I figured that would be a good dessert.

If only we had frosting.

Wait!  We had bought six bricks of cream cheese at the store (but no bagels and no cherry Jell-o), so off I went to Pinterest to find a good cream cheese frosting recipe.  I looked at a few before pinning this one:

The post, over on Our Best Bites, said that this results in frosting where you can taste the cream cheese and it's not overly sweet.  I can tell you that's accurate!  I did add another half cup of powdered sugar, and a smidge more vanilla, but that's it.  It really does taste like spreadable cheesecake.  And the recipe made so much that I have leftovers.  In the fridge.  And if I know what's good for me, I will put that bag in the freezer so my spoon stops finding it...

And I had all but one of the ingredients!  Yeay for me!


  1. I would have use almond extract! I LOVE almond frosting! Just something to keep in mind should I ever find the money to come to Alaska for a visit! :)

    1. Well, I didn't have either of the extracts, so I bought the vanilla because I knew it would be more versatile.

      But for when YOU come to visit, I will make sure to get some almond!

  2. Ya know, with that lone cake mix in your newly & nicely organized cupboard, you coulda' made cake mix cookies !!!!!!!

    Just sayin' !

    1. It was either buy vanilla extract and make frosting, or buy Cool Whip and make cake mix cookies... We already had so much cream cheese....