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

tatertot Jun 13, 2008 04:22 PM

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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    tweetie RE: tatertot Jun 13, 2008 05:19 PM

    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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      modthyrth RE: tweetie Jun 13, 2008 06:03 PM

      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. greygarious RE: tatertot Jun 13, 2008 07:55 PM

      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. Emmmily RE: tatertot Jun 13, 2008 08:03 PM

        Umm, a spoon?

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

        1. Full tummy RE: tatertot Jun 13, 2008 08:24 PM

          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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            Densible RE: Full tummy Jun 13, 2008 08:43 PM

            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.

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            cheesymama RE: tatertot Jun 14, 2008 06:11 AM

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

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              kdcs RE: tatertot Jun 14, 2008 06:29 AM

              Coconut cake or Red Velvet cupcakes, I'd say.

              That Meyer lemon coconut combination sounds delicious.

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                bakergal RE: tatertot Jun 14, 2008 12:29 PM

                Cinnabon-style cinnamon rolls.

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