and here's a couple I alternate between - can't have too many!!
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
5 ounces white chocolate
1-1/4 pounds cream cheese, room temp.
4 tbsp. butter, unsalted, room temp
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups confectioners sugar
Melt chocolate. In an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, butter, and chocolate until smooth, Add lemon juice and vanilla. Blend then add sugar and slowly mix until combined, then beat fast for 30 seconds.
Fresh Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
makes 3 cups - enuf to frost a 2- or 3-layer cake.
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
1 stick (8T.) butter, room temp
3 c. confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 T. fresh orange juice
1 T. grated orange zest (from 1 med. orange)
Place cream cheese & butter in lg. mixing bowl. Blend w/mixer on low speed till combined, 30 seconds.
Add the sugar, a bit at a time, blending w/mixer on low speed till the sugar is well combined, 1 min. Then add the o.j. & zest to the mixture.
Increase the mixer speed to med. & beat till the frosting lightens and is fluffy, 1 min. more.
an old cook, still learning new tricks!