I’ve been working on a healthy cream cheese frosting recipe for a while, because I really wanted a healthier option for frosting cakes or cupcakes.
Instead of cups upon cups of powdered sugar, this healthy cream cheese frosting is sweetened naturally with just 1/4 cup of raw honey. A touch of vanilla adds some depth to the flavor, and a little bit of milk helps make it easy to spread (and lick off the beater!).
You can use regular cream cheese (like Philadelphia) , or go for a healthier alternative with a natural full fat cream cheese full of probiotics (like Nancy’s cream cheese), or a Chèvre goat cheese. Whichever you use, make sure it is full fat and softened to room temperature.
We love using this healthy cream cheese frosting to top off our healthy carrot cake recipe! What would you use it with?
HEALTHY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE:
KITCHEN TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS
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- 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons milk
- Place the cream cheese, honey, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed.
- Add milk one teaspoon at a time until the frosting reaches desired creaminess.
- Spread immediately and then refrigerate the dessert.
Serving Size:1 .25 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Saturated Fat: 2.23gCholesterol: 8.92mgSodium: 53.46mgCarbohydrates: 4.68gFiber: 0gSugar: 4.46gProtein: 0.9g
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