Royal Cream Cheese Frosting

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Who doesn’t love a deliciously creamy frosting, especially when it is cream cheese frosting! I love this creamy frosting because it is light, has only half the sugar and a zesty flavour. The frosting has a fresh taste and will compliment your favourite gluten-free desserts. 

This cream cheese frosting is made with light cream cheese, sour cream, butter, fresh lemon juice, vanilla and powdered sugar. Super easy to whip up for last minute creamy frosting for a carrot cakemuffin or cupcake, making them undeniably delicious!

For a chocolate version, substitute half a cup of pure cocoa powder for the lemon juice. For best results, all the ingredients should be at room temperature. Enjoy!

 

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If you don’t have time to bake, spread the frosting over gluten-free cinnamon raisin bagel, the combination is intoxicating. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup GF powdered sugar (icing sugar)
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    Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sour cream and butter with an electric mixer
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla and mix to combine
  • Add sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix until smooth and creamy. Taste and if you like the frosting sweeter add a little more sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use. Bring to room temperature when you are ready to frost


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