Monday, February 23, 2015

Angel Frosting

 I was so off my game on Valentine's Day what with jury duty that week, and my general lethargy.  However!  I managed to find all the ingredients in my pantry for some great cupcakes. I added strawberries to the platter to make it more Valentine-y, and Hubby did his usual grilling.  It was a feast, people!
 I thought I had plenty of powdered sugar for frosting.  Um, no.  So I improvised.  And the result was creamy cheese-y but light and fluffy.  Really, I could have swam in that frosting.  It would be great on so many things!
 So here's what I did:

Angel Frosting
1 8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 envelope of Dream Whip
1/2 t. vanilla extract

I used the whisk attachment on my mixer and just threw everything in the bowl.  Then I whipped it until it looked just so:
The perfect consistency!  I frosted some swiss chocolate cupcakes (another something I found in my pantry), then sprinkled on some red sugar for a little more Valentine-like touch.  I was proud of myself for remembering I had that Dream Whip in the pantry.  This frosting is really good!
I had enough cupcakes and leftover frosting to enjoy for another dessert in the future.  Have you improvised lately when you found you were out of something?

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Brandi said...

Frosting and cupcakes look delicious. Such a nice treat for your family.

Simply LKJ said...

Oooh...that looks so light and fluffy. I am the queen of improvising. Then when hubby asks me to recreate something, I can't remember what I did. LOL

bj said...

Yummm...looks so good and since I don't care much for powdered sugar icings (too sweet..), bet I would love this...a must try for sure.
O, and thanks so much for being my new follower...I am following you right back....maybe we can meet in the middle, I'll give you a cigar box and you can gift moi with a cupcake....:)


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