I rarely make cakes with creamy frosting. Its either a cake served as such or the favorite Chocolate frosting / ganache.The kids don't really ask for frosting but I have always been wanting to make at least one creamy frosting for the cake.
So when I was baking for the Fire Up The Oven series, I made this Cream cheese frosting for the Eggless Butterless Red Velvet Cake.
I don't find cream cheese in the store very often and even if I see it, its pretty expensive!!! So I searched the web and found this easy method to make cream cheese and the frosting.
For the cream cheese
Homemade paneer - From 1 litre milk
Yogurt- 1 tablespoon
Take the paneer and yogurt in a blender jar and whip till smooth and whisk till creamy.Transfer it into a cheese cloth and tie the ends together and hang it in place to let it drain. Let it drain for 4-5 hours.
To make the frosting
Cream cheese from the above method
Butter -30 grams
Powdered sugar -1 cup
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well till you get a creamy consistency.
You as a topping/frosting for cakes...
This frosting is for Blogging Marathon #52, Week 1,Day 2 under the theme - Creamy dishes.And also sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, hosted this month by Mir, themed- Creamy foods.
- You can use a drop or two of vanilla essence while making the frosting.
- To make chocolate cream cheese frosting, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder.
- The frosting was a bit sweet to my liking,but the kids loved it.So adjust the sugar accordingly.
- If the mixture is very thick, add a little extra cream or milk in the final step and whisk well.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#52
Labels: Basic Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Cake Decoration Ideas, Step-by-step Pictorial Recipes