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what can i do with a ton of cream cheese icing besides carrot cake and red velvet?

no that those aren't great, but already made copious amounts of both.

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  1. Amazing, we're in the same boat! I'm going to re-purpose mine into cheesecake. I just need to go buy MORE plain cream cheese to mix into my frosting mix. LOL.

    1. use it as a filling for homemade danish. You'd probably want to add an egg if I'm recalling the recipe correctly. Although if it has butter in it I'm not so sure it would work...

      Or smear it on graham crackers as a treat.

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        1. re: tzurriz

          +1. And send them here!!

          Also frost the top of a sour cream coffee cake with it or top indulgent pumpkin pancakes or cherry crepes!

          1. It freezes fine, so you don't need to use it now. My favorite frosting is cream cheese. I use it on any cake or cupcake that needs to be frosted. Recipes for Hummingbird Cake, a Southern tradition (nuts, banana, pineapple, coconut) call for cream cheese frosting.

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                1. whoopie pies; especially the pumpkin kind.

                    1. re: kubasd

                      A spoon and a good book came to my mind as soon as I read the question.

                      1. re: kubasd

                        I was going to suggest the very same thing :)

                        1. Frost a pan of bourbon brownies. You can make a bit of salted caramel and work that right into the frosting, too (I do). Anything extra after that, like kubasd, I keep in the fridge and eat it by the spoonful. AHM NOM NOM NOM! :)

                          1. pumpkin muffins/cupcakes/cake...also date or zuccini muffins/cake/cupcakes

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                            1. re: Michelly

                              Ooh, along those lines, it would make some extra indulgent filling for banana bread sandwiches (which, in my world, are filled with plain ol' cream cheese and are already plenty tasty).

                              1. With some manipulation, could some of it be used in a dough?

                                1. Banana cake
                                  Zucchini cake

                                  I also like putting it with cranberry gingerbread, the sweet offsetting the tart.

                                  1. I use cream cheese frosting for the base for my strawberry frosting. I pulverize some freeze-dried strawberries in the food processor, sift it to remove most of the seeds, and mix the powder into the cream cheese frosting. Come to think of it, I think Trader Joe's now has freeze-dried blueberries and raspberries as well, so I'll have to try it with those too.

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                                    1. re: gmm

                                      TJ's has really potent FD bananas too - you wouldn't even need to sieve them.

                                        1. This is so trashy, but it's so good.

                                          Slather it on graham crackers (plain, honey, or cinnamon; your choice).

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                                            1. re: Rhee

                                              You make creamed spinach with leftover *frosting*?

                                              That sounds, erm, interesting.

                                              1. re: sunshine842

                                                Ha! I was waiting to see who would jump on that one!!!

                                          1. This cake is a favorite of friends and family. I am not sure how it is a Cooking Light recipe

                                              1. Ice cream! Add it, mix completely, then cool/chill and churn. Add some graham crackers (caramelized is best!) and you've got cheesecake ice cream.

                                                ETA: since the frosting has sugar, you might want to lower the added-to-base sugar content

                                                1. You could make a nice fruit trifle with it, or maybe a new kind of Smore?

                                                    1. Make a few loaves of datenut bread and sandwich the cream cheese icing btwn two slices.
                                                      Add rum and light cream to thin the icing and spoon over grilled fruit.