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

tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 03:17 PM

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

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  1. letsindulge RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 03:25 PM

    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. splatgirl RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 04:03 PM

      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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        BabsW RE: splatgirl Jul 25, 2012 06:23 PM


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        tzurriz RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 04:10 PM

        Cinnamon rolls!

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          Crockett67 RE: tzurriz Jul 25, 2012 05:17 PM

          +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!

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            rasputina RE: tzurriz Jul 27, 2012 02:39 PM


          2. greygarious RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 04:13 PM

            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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              Crockett67 RE: greygarious Jul 25, 2012 05:18 PM

              Will have to make those!!!

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                junglekitte RE: greygarious Jul 25, 2012 08:40 PM

                +1 for freezes fine.

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                sandylc RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 06:02 PM


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                  amyamelia RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 06:15 PM

                  whoopie pies; especially the pumpkin kind.

                  1. kubasd RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 06:17 PM

                    Grab a spoon!

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                      calliope_nh RE: kubasd Jul 25, 2012 06:55 PM

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

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                        Saluti RE: kubasd Jul 25, 2012 07:12 PM

                        I was going to suggest the very same thing :)

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                          treb RE: kubasd Jul 27, 2012 09:23 AM

                          My thoughts exactly!

                        2. kattyeyes RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 07:20 PM

                          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. Michelly RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 07:20 PM

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

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                              kattyeyes RE: Michelly Jul 25, 2012 07:22 PM

                              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).

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                                Chocolatechipkt RE: kattyeyes Jul 26, 2012 08:45 AM

                                Oh man, that sounds good!

                            2. prima RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 07:24 PM

                              pumpkin roll, which can be frozen.

                              1. blue room RE: tastycakes Jul 25, 2012 07:39 PM

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

                                1. Chocolatechipkt RE: tastycakes Jul 26, 2012 08:45 AM

                                  Banana cake
                                  Zucchini cake

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

                                  1. gmm RE: tastycakes Jul 26, 2012 09:07 AM

                                    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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                                      greygarious RE: gmm Jul 26, 2012 09:30 AM

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

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                                      thymeoz RE: tastycakes Jul 26, 2012 09:16 AM

                                      cream cheese brownies

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                                        jujuthomas RE: tastycakes Jul 26, 2012 09:20 AM

                                        applesauce cake!

                                        1. sunshine842 RE: tastycakes Jul 26, 2012 09:21 AM

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

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

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                                            Rhee RE: sunshine842 Jul 26, 2012 12:43 PM

                                            Creamed spinach!!

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                                              sunshine842 RE: Rhee Jul 30, 2012 09:19 AM

                                              You make creamed spinach with leftover *frosting*?

                                              That sounds, erm, interesting.

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                                                sandylc RE: sunshine842 Aug 1, 2012 05:27 PM

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

                                          2. ithimis RE: tastycakes Jul 27, 2012 08:45 AM

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

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                                              rasputina RE: tastycakes Jul 27, 2012 02:39 PM


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                                                Jeserf RE: tastycakes Jul 30, 2012 10:25 AM

                                                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

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                                                  mike9 RE: tastycakes Aug 1, 2012 08:45 PM

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

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                                                    cheesymama RE: tastycakes Aug 2, 2012 01:11 PM

                                                    These look good! http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.ca/

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                                                      HillJ RE: tastycakes Aug 2, 2012 08:06 PM

                                                      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.

                                                      1. njmarshall55 RE: tastycakes Aug 17, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                        TV and a spoon??

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