Tag: cream cheese

Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Frosting

Ingredients:8 oz cream cheese, softened1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar2 teaspoons vanilla paste1/8 cup cocoa Directions:In a large bowl, beat together the vanilla paste (or extract)cream cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth. Frost 12 cupcakes. Add the cocoa to the remaining icing (there should be about 1/4 left) and beat until […]

Crab Pretzel

Ingredients: for the dip: 1 small shallot, grated 8 oz fresh blue crab meat 3 oz shredded sharp cheddar 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard for the pretzel: 3/4 oz […]

Creamy Dill-Caper Dip

Ingredients:1/2 cup plain yogurt1/2 cup (loose) fresh dill, chopped4 oz cream cheese, softened2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoons capers1 bunch scallions, white and greens chopped1 teaspoon Worcestershire saucejuice of 1/2 lemonsaltpepper Directions:Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Alternately, place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse […]

Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons blackberry juice (made from pressing and sieving 3-4 fresh blackberries) Directions: In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until well blended. Frost on cooled cupcakes or cake. My thoughts: This a perfect sweet-tart icing […]

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:4 oz cream cheese, softened1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon Directions:Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on cooled cupcakes or cake. My thoughts: Tasty, simple icing that is great on spice cake. Quick tip: if it is very hot weather, keep the frosting refrigerated until you are almost […]

Chipotle Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 4 oz defrosted frozen artichoke hearts, chopped 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained* 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 shallots, sliced 2 chipotle chiles in adobo with 1 teaspoon of the adobe sauce 1 tablespoon key lime juice […]

Derby Frosting

Ingredients:4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar1 teaspoon bourbon3 drops peppermint extractfood coloring, optional Directions:In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until well blended. Frost on cooled cupcakes or cake. My thoughts: Perfect on Mint Julep Cupcakes.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (enough for a layer cake)

Ingredients:3 cups confectioners’ sugar8 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate2 tablespoons butter Directions: In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together, whisking occasionally. Pour into a medium sized mixing bowl and allow to cool. Add cream cheese and mix thoroughly together. Add sugar and […]

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar1 tablespoon key lime juicefood coloring, optional Directions:In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until well blended. Frost on cooled cupcakes or cake. Yield:icing for about 12 cupcakes or a single layer cake. My thoughts: I still find a […]

Heart of Darkness Cheesecake

Ingredients: for the crust: 1 1/2 cups of Intensely Dark Chocolate Icebox Cookie crumbs* 6 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled slightly for the cheesecake: 6 eggs 2 lbs cream cheese 1 lb sour cream 3 oz 85% dark chocolate, melted and cooled 2 cups sugar 2/3 cup cocoa 1 […]