Homemade frosting is a delicious and decadent treat that is easy to make. Great frosting can enhance a store-bought goodie or finish the finest of your homemade desserts.
Both the lemon and cinnamon versions of this frosting are delicious on carrot or spice cake. For an easy dessert, make a batch of Namaste Spice Cake and frost with homemade frosting. The cake mix can be made as a spice cake or a carrot cake and is delicious as cupcakes. Another easy-to-make and delicious cake mix is from Pamela’s Products. Pamela’s also has a terrific frosting mix, if you don’t want to make your frosting from scratch.
Gluten Free Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
8 oz. cream cheese (or soy cream cheese)
5 Tablespoons softened butter (or dairy-free margarine)
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Optional: 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Using a hand-mixer or stand-mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla until combined. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
For lemon frosting add lemon zest.
For cinnamon frosting add ground cinnamon.
Once your cake or cookies are cooled, spread frosting on dessert. Refrigerate once frosted. Store unused frosting in a sealed container for up to one week.
Author Information: Jen Cafferty, Chicago, IL
Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo
Websites: www.gfreelife.com, www.glutenfreeclasses.com