This whipped cream cheese frosting is an excellent option for those who are looking for yummy frosting, which isn’t very sweet. It’s creamy, fluffy and stable enough for piping as well.
If you’ve made a classic cream cheese frosting before, then you must be aware of its taste and texture. It is not quite stable for piping designs, so you can only use it to fill and frost cakes and do basic cupcake frosting. Even the taste is a bit pungent due to the cream cheese.
While some adore a pure cream cheese frosting, not many love it’s taste. For this reason, you can use the whipped cream cheese frosting, which is made using heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and icing sugar. The addition of whipped cream lowers the pungency of cream cheese and also provides nice stability for piping purposes. Isn’t that great??
The frosting is ideal for all types of desserts like cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, etc. Try it out, and I’m sure everyone would ask for a separate bowl of frosting to lick!!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe?
- Delicious: Heavy cream adds a great taste to the frosting. It makes the flavour more adaptable to a wider audience, and the combination of cream cheese with heavy cream tastes absolutely delicious.
- Texture: how wonderful it would be if you could pipe designs using a cream cheese frosting. This frosting makes it possible as the texture is fluffy and stable enough for piping designs on cakes and cupcakes.
- Suitable for all desserts: While classic and pure cream cheese frosting is limited to a selected range of desserts like red velvet cake or carrot cake. This frosting is much more suitable for other desserts, too. The addition of heavy cream makes it possible to use it for different flavoured cakes and cupcakes.
Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe
- Heavy Cream: Use a good quality heavy cream that contains a minimum of 35% fat. Any cream with a lower fat content will not whip up properly and won’t taste good as well.
- Cream Cheese: Use the best quality cream cheese available near your stores. Only use a block of cream cheese and not any spread.
- Icing Sugar: Sift the icing sugar before adding it to the frosting. Do not grind sugar at home to make powdered sugar. It may be uneven, and the market one has cornstarch added to it.
- Vanilla Essence: The essence gives a nice vanilla flavour to your frosting. Since it will be a prominent flavour, use a good quality essence and avoid using water-diluted ones.
How To Make Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Preparation: Collect and measure all ingredients needed for the recipe. The detailed list of ingredients with their quantities is given below in the recipe card.
Soften Cream Cheese: Soften the cream cheese in a bowl to smoothen it out.
Add Icing Sugar and Vanilla Essence: Add the sifted icing sugar to the softened cream cheese and mix well until all the sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla essence and give it a mix.
Beat Heavy Cream: In a separate bowl, take heavy cream and beat till it reaches the stiff peaks stage.
Add Cream Cheese: Fold in the cream cheese and sugar mixture into the whipped cream. Beat this until you get a smooth frosting.
Chef’s Tips For The Recipe
Do Not Overbeat Heavy Cream
The heavy whipping cream does not whip up too much in volume the way non-dairy whipping cream does. So do not overbeat the cream as it will curdle if over-beaten.
You add any essence and icing gel colour to make different frosting. It can be used for various themed cakes and cupcakes.
How To Store Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Use immediately when the frosting is prepared. Store any leftover frosting in an airtight box in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You can even store it in the freezer for up to a month. Thaw the frosting and beat again before using.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. In case someone does not prefer classic cream cheese frosting, you can use this frosting as it has whipped cream as well, which is more preferable.
Non-dairy cream has sugar already added to it. You may use non-dairy whipping cream, but you will then have to reduce the icing sugar quantity to balance the sweetness.
- 120 g Heavy cream
- 80 g Cream cheese
- 80 g Icing sugar
- ¼ tsp Vanilla essence
- Soften cream cheese in a bowl to smoothen it out. Make sure it isn’t too grainy after beating.
- Now, add sifted icing sugar to it and mix well. Combine until the sugar dissolves thoroughly.
- Add vanilla essence to the cream cheese and mix.
- In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks are achieved.
- Finally, add the cream cheese mix to the whipped heavy cream and beat it until smooth.
- Prep Time: 5 to 7 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 to 10 minutes