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Jun 25, 2011 05:29 AM

Can I transform my leftover cream cheese frosting into something else?

I have about 1.5 cups of cream cheese frosting left over from making carrot cake cupcakes. It's been sitting in the fridge for a week now. Do you think it's still okay, and is there anything I can bake it into? I would rather not use it to frost anything else, or use it as sandwich filling. I guess I could freeze it. But ideally I'd like to use it as danish filling or turn it into a cheesecake or something similar. Any ideas?

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  1. I think frosting in the fridge for a week is just fine.

    I used to make these ALL THE TIME. If your cream cheese frosting sounds similar, you might give these a whirl. They're an old fave: Danish Almond Cream Rolls.

    Or you could fashion it into some sort of pastry ring. You'll see other recipes out there that might inspire.,174,1...

    1. You could try it in between two thin slices of banana bread or as a spread on a few pieces! I love regular cream cheese on banana bread so I don't see why that wouldn't work!

      1. Maybe work it into a rugelach recipe?

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        1. re: inaplasticcup

          that's a fantastically creative idea, but the ratio of sugar to cream cheese and butter in frosting is much higher than in a standard rugelach dough...could prove to be a tricky (but tasty!) experiment.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            LOL, ghg. Perhaps one of those experiments one undertakes after one has been around too many herbs... :P

        2. I know people have mixed feelings about these, and it is neither Danish nor cheesecake, but you could make cake balls. The cream cheese frosting would pair nicely with most flavors of cake.

          1. You could make a batch of brownies and dot it with the frosting before baking. I think it would melt and bake together and be deliciously gooey.
            We used to add mini marshmellows to brownies as kids, and call them Radiaton Brownies. They were good.