You. Guys. I love cream cheese frosting. Love. It goes on everything. Ev. Ry. Thing.
Fun fact: what we know now as cream cheese frosting was probably first used on carrot cake.
And a fun fact about cream cheese: it was invented in 1872 by William Lawrence, an American Dairyman, who was trying to make Neufchatel cheese. He packaged it in foil and called it Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Cheesecake Fun Fact: The ancient Greeks used to make cheesecake for athletes at the Olympic games, only they didn’t use cream cheese, they used ricotta. So, cheesecake has been around since about 776 BC. HOLY COW! It seems the original was very similar to cheesy baklava, and I am so interested in making this for the 2020 holiday season.
But I digress…
I could have things covered in cream cheese frosting as dessert for the rest of my life. I find myself making things just to eat it! Anyone else? Just me? Ok then.
Here are some amazing things to frost or dip:
- A Ladle
- A soup spoon
- A tea spoon
- A knife
- Chocolate Cake
- Cookie sandwiches
- Carrot Cake
- In a bowl as a dip for cookies
And yeah, this recipe is probably the common version of the recipe, but it has been around since my mom was a kid. This is THE version I use, and it’s got a chocolate option!
What am I missing? What do you put cream cheese frosting on?
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Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese
- 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Square Baking Chocolate melted
- Cream Together all ingredients
- Spread, dip, dunk
- Store in the fridge for up to 1 week