Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cream Cheese Icing

For dinner theater last week, they wanted us to make boxed cake mix cupcakes and cream cheese icing. Good Things Catered is always a good place to go for good, reliable recipes. We used this recipe, minus the lemon juice, to top Devil's Food cupcakes. Everyone seemed to love them! I am sending them with Norris for his first graders, and I'm certain they'll get inhaled there too! Oh, and click on the Good Things Catered link and look at her latest entry--who wants to make that strawberry rhubarb pie for me? YUM!!

Cream Cheese Icing

8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3 c. powdered sugar

In bowl of stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
-slowly add sugar, then vanilla and lemon juice.
-Add water or milk 1/2 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency has been reached.
-When cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and serve.

icing for 24 cupcakes