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Best Ever Red Velvet Cake Frosting

This is one of the best icing recipes for Red Velvet Cake I have ever tasted. It is not too sweet but has a nice cream cheese flavor. It basically a cooked pudding mixed into a cream cheese icing but don't let that scare you. It is really worth the effort. It is from a new icing ebook called "Icing Only" by Kim Knott. Be prepared to share this recipe. People will beg you and offer you things if you give it to them.

Ingredients

Amount Ingredient
1 cup 2% milk
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered (or confectioners or icing) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

1. Cook the milk and cornstarch over a low heat stirring constantly with a whisk until it forms a paste. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. 2. In another bowl, mix together with an electric mixer the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. 3. Add the flour and milk mixture to the butter and icing sugar mixture. Beat for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. Note: This icing is too soft to pipe well but spreads well.

Comments (29)

Looks and sounds yummy ! Can't wait to try it !
If you try this recipe let me know how you like it.
Butter is mentioned in step 3 but I do not see this in the ingredients.
I would also like to know how much butter? Sounds yummy!
Sorry this a typing error. The word "butter" in "Direction 3" should read "cream cheese". There is no butter in this recipe. Thanks for catching that mistake.
Cornstarch or flour?
In the word "flour" in "direction 3" should read "cornstarch" When you mess up a direction you might as well go all out. Sorry about the confusion.
could someone please tell me before covering my red velvet mud cake with fondant can i still crumb it with white frosting before applying my fondant this is for a wedding cake?
@lovekakey...YES. you should always crumbcoat b4 pendant . it gives the pendant something to stick to.
"fondant" ...not "pendant"(x2)
I am confused by the "corrections" in the notations. Has the recipe been corrected now as listed in the actual recipe posted above the comments? If so, is there somewhere by the original recipe it can say revised and corrected? Thanks.
This is the corrected recipe. Best Ever Red Velvet Cake Icing Ingredients AmountIngredient 1 cup2% milk 4 tablespoonscornstarch 1 cupcream cheese 1 1/2 cupspowdered (or confectioners or icing) sugar 1 teaspoonvanilla Directions 1. Cook the milk and cornstarch over a low heat stirring constantly with a whisk until it forms a paste. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. 2. In another bowl, mix together with an electric mixer the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. 3. Add the corn starch and milk mixture to the cream cheese and icing sugar mixture. Beat for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. Note: This icing is too soft to pipe well but spreads well.
I will be doing a red velvet cake this week-end for a wedding,I was considering using the frosting in the middle of the cake,but using butter icing on the outside because I feel it will crust better or can I use the frosting on the outside before applying the fondant Thank You
I think this frosting would be perfect for the center of the cake but a butter icing on the outside would work much better under the fondant. I hope it turns out well.
Kimbecupcake Thank you I will follow your advice as it makes sense to me also
I tried the R,V.Frosting,followed the instruction,I found it to be very soft,and I had to add additional icing sugar to give it body,which made it very sweet,as I did not have any more cream cheese.to counteract the sweetness,and I had to put in the freezer to firm up. I would try it again but I would half the milk and cornstarch so that the cream cheese would keep it firmer
Having given much thought about how I executed this recipe ,I did not give it enough time for the milk and cornstarch to get to a thicker paste it started to thicken but I should have left it on much longer. I will try it again,
I tried this and it is toooooo soft!!! On cupcakes, maybe but on cake it's too runny!!
I just make this recipe again and it turned out much like my picture. Maybe I should call it a frosting because it is not suppose to be stiff but it has the consistency of pudding. Mine held its shape and I let the cornstarch milk mixture cool for 10 minutes so it would not melt the cream cheese. Did you like the taste?
never heard of such a filling for a cake will definately try the recipe. only concern how will it keep ?butter icing will last in a cake for a week in the right conditions but milk cornflour thats another thing. love to hear comments
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