Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting

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"Cream cheese frosting with a little extra something. This is a good frosting for spice cakes that contain allspice."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese, butter, and allspice. Gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and milk until the mixture is spreadable.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2004

Be forwarned: This needs 8 oz. not 3 oz. of cream cheese! With 8 oz, it is a great spin on the classic, otherwise it's fatally flawed and tastes like sugar wax.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2006

I prepared recipe as written using Penzey's allspice and Philly cream cheese. The allspice darkens the frosting slightly. The taste was okay, but I honestly didn't love it. Maybe the Penzey's allspice is too strong in flavor. I guess I prefer traditional cream cheese frosting.

 
Feb 07, 2011

Beautiful frosting. Delicious and spiced just right. Three cups of powdered sugar was just right for me too, not four, and my 5-star rating reflects that change. I used this frosting to frost "Beer Spice Cake," also from this site, made into cupcakes. Perfect.

 
Jan 25, 2004

The allspice really adds to this otherwise ho-hum frosting recipe. I used it on the Apple Cinnamon Pecan Cake from this site. What a treat! Thanks V Monte!

 
Jun 20, 2006

I use the 8 oz of cream cheese also- makes it thicker but still spreadable. I find if I add the milk 1/2 TBS at a time, it turns out perfect. Monte- this is a fabulous frosting!

 
Mar 26, 2004

I loved the taste of this frosting. My only peeve is that I do not like very sweet frosting. I was very apprehensive to add 4C of conf. sugar. I added the sugar to the mixture 1/2C at a time and I ended stopping at 3 1/2C of conf. sugar. It was plenty sweet for me. The consistency was a tad watery with less sugar at room temperature so I chilled it in the fridge before spreading on my cake. Worked like a charm. Give this a try on the Lite Carrot cake on this site. A winning combination that's sure to please.

 
Mar 10, 2003

Wonderful! However, I agree that it should say one 8 oz. package of cream cheese instead of one 3 oz. With a 3 ounce package, you can't even taste the cream cheese! Thank goodness I test-tasted it though! I used it to frost Lite Carrot Cake. It was a smashing combination! It was still super rich even though I used Neufchatel Cheese. YUMMY! I would make it again, but I'm afraid I will eat it all.... :(

 
Nov 22, 2010

as written, this frosting is so-so. i don't think theres enough cream cheese, and way too much sugar. i modified by using 8 oz cream cheese and 2 cups of sugar and found those proportions to be perfect. i used them to ice a pumpkin spice cake and the flavor combo was wonderful. thanks!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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