Magical Cream Cheese Frosting

Magical Cream Cheese Frosting
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Serves: enough to ice (2) 9-inch diameter cakes, (1) 9 x 13-inch sheet cake, or 2 dozen cupcakes
A Magical take on the Cream Cheese Frosting we all know and love. A Hybrid of Magical Frosting and Traditional Cream Cheese Frosting, this Recipe offers a More Stable Icing or Filling for your Favorite Baked Goods.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  1. Place the sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in a small pot and whisk to combine.
  2. Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps.
  3. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until thickened.
  4. Pass the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, and into an airtight container.
  5. Refrigerate for about an hour, or until completely cooled.
  6. Place the cooled mixture in a large mixing bowl, along with the lemon juice and vanilla, and whip on high speed.
  7. Whip in the cream cheese, a tablespoon at a time.
  8. Whip in the butter, a tablespoon at a time, until fluffy.
  9. Transfer to an airtight container and chill until ready to use.
Recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

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