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Orange Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


Gently sweet Cream Cheese Icing has a surprising twist of orange zest. Great with Carrot Cupcakes!
Makes: About 5 1/2 Cups
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

In medium mixer bowl, cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add sugar one cup at a time and milk. Mix well. Beat on high until smooth (only 30 seconds to 1 minute). Thin to ice cake smooth; use full strength for piping borders.

Step 2

NOTE: Do not use light cream cheese or butter substitute. If margarine is used, icing will be softer.

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butter,

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, (softened)

cream cheese,

2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, (softened)

sifted confectioners' sugar

8 cups sifted confectioners' sugar ((about 2 lbs.))

milk

2 tablespoons milk

orange juice

1 tablespoon orange juice

orange zest

1 teaspoon orange zest

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Orange Cream Cheese Frosting is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was confident that everything published have been edited or tested - 8 cups of confectioner's sugar is a mistake - 2lbs is equivalent to 4 cups - not 8 cups I followed the recipe - it was a disaster - too much sugar I split the mix and added cream cheese - thinking that would make it Just right- the sugar has melted that it was impossible to use the mix. 4 packs of cream cheese and 8 cups of sugar had to be thrown away
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The instructions do not say to add the orange juice or the zest. That is easy enough to figure out, but I expect better proofreading from a company in the food preparation business!
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tastes wonderful but much too soft. Won't make it again.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an easy recipe, it taste great....
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is such a tasty and easy recipe.My kids love it and I have taught both of my teens how to make it on their own.
Date published: 2013-03-14
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