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Jun 13, 2008 04:22 PM

Too much cream cheese frosting, what to make, besides carrot cake?

I have a big cup of frosting (left over from frosting a carrot cake). What else goes well with cream cheese frosting?

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  1. Spread it on someone you love. Oops. Did I say that out loud??

    How about pumpkin bread, chocolate cake, brownies. Really, how can you go wrong? I love Ina's sentiment that carrot cake is really just a platform for the frosting.

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    1. re: tweetie

      Pumpkin cookies, yum! But the recipe I have makes a huge batch--you'd need way more than a cup of frosting.

      My mom used to get rid of extra frosting by spreading it on graham crackers and letting us kids snack on them.

    2. Cream cheese frosting freezes well - just keep it till the next time you bake a carrot or spice cake. I am not a huge lemon fan, but I love TJ's Meyer Lemon Cake mix, because Meyers are a tangerine-like lemon. Using melted butter instead of oil, and adding a cup of shredded coconut, makes one of my favorite cakes, which is even better with cream cheese frosting.

      1. Umm, a spoon?

        I'd spread it on a bagel - a chocolate chip bagel if you can get your hands on one.

        1. Spice cake, pumpkin loaf, gingerbread, banana bread...

          Sandwiched between chewy ginger cookies...

          I also second the freezing idea. You could bake some of these cakes, ice them, and freeze them in their foil pans. Next time you have guests over, simply thaw in the fridge.

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          1. re: Full tummy

            If you freeze it you can use it for Flag Cake-I make it twice a year-Memorial Day and July 4th and it's wonderful to serve at a BBQ or bring to one.....Ina Garten's recipe.

          2. Mix in some melted bittersweet chocolate and use on banana cake. That's our Father's Day dessert.