Recipe by Debbie Rowe
"Great on Carrot Walnut Cookies (see recipe)."
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cream cheese, softened
fresh orange juice
2 1/2 cups
This turned out good in the end, but needed a little tweaking. I followed the recipe, but stopped at 2 cups of sugar and 1 tbsp of orange juice. At that point, it was plenty sweet enough and adding the rest of the juice would have made it too runny. It still needed more flavoring though, so I added another 1/2 teaspoon of zest. The yield was substantially shy of 3 cups, and I can't see leaving out the 1/2 cup of sugar affecting that outcome. Good to know if you are expecting or needing the full yield. I would make this again, but may try increasing the cream cheese and using orange juice concentrate instead of juice.
The flavor of this icing was quite good - the orange really adds a nice zip. However, it's quite thin. It's not the consistency I was hoping for when I think of cream cheese frosting. I added some more cream cheese, and that helped. Just keep in mind that this is very sugary - not butter or cheese based like many.
It would definitely be great for icing cinnamon rolls or drizzing over a bundt cake..but the texture just didn't work well for frosting an entire cake.
I give 4 starts to this recipe due to don't need the 2 cups & a half of confectioners sugar only 1 cup & a half, and need 1/4 butter, I cover a layer orange cake.
Simply perfect for Carolyn's Orange Rolls, from this website, and the orange zest was wonderful! I left out the nuts and added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; other than that, the recipe was perfect for me. I will use this on other desserts and will try it with nuts too.
did all but the walnuts and used it on pumpkin ginger muffins.... and a little on a cinamon raisin bagle - both yuuuumy!
I like that this calls for fresh juice and zest and not extract, which can sometimes completely overwhelm white frostings. Like other reviewers, I found it lacking some in the orangey department, but nothing that a little extra zest didn't remedy. The walnuts add a welcome crunch, too, especially on pumpkin spice cake.
Great recipe! I gave it 4 stars because I had to change a lot, but with my changes I'd give it 5 stars! I doubled the cream cheese and the orange zest, halved the orange juice and also added an extra cup of confectionery sugar because it was too runny (probably because of the extra cream cheese). We will definitely make this again! Very yummy!
I dyed it orange =)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Serving Size: 1/50 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 50
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 20
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