Cream cheese frosting recipe for red velvet cake

As much as butter cream icing transforms cupcakes from simple little cakes into lavish little cakes suitable to grace even the most important event on any calendar,  it is not the only icing able to make this transformation. Cream cheese frosting recipe for red velvet cake is great for red velvet cupcakes and other cakes.

This is a great recipe cream cheese frosting for carrot cakes too. The results are light, fluffy and above all delicious. In this recipe I will be showing you how to make cream cheese frosting, as it is also known.

Ingredients

  • 226grams cream cheese
  • 60 grams icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 160ml double cream (you can use as little or much as you like) depending on the consistency you are after
  • Gel colours of your choice

you can also make the cream cheese icing as follows

Cream cheese icing recipe

  • 200grams cream cheese
  • 60 grams icing sugar
  • 26 grams butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 160ml double cream (you can use as little or much as you like) depending on the consistency you are after
  • Gel colours of your choice

Method

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until nice and smooth as you would like it to be.

If you are going to colour the icing I suggest you do so after you get the right consistency using a little bit of the gel at a time until you get the right colour because the gels are concentrated so they are quite strong.  A little goes a long way!

Use this to decorate the best vanilla cupcakes.

Also have a look at the best vanilla butter cream icing

Cream cheese icing

 

I also decorate my red velvet  cupcakes with this same cream cheese icing

How to decorate red velvet cupcakes

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