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Old 08-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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I want to make some red velvet cake, but I don't want frosting that is too sweet on top like the icing they sell in stores. How can I make my own icing? Can I make it with cream cheese?? What kind tastes good, but isn't too overwhelmingly sweet?

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Old 08-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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A stablized whipped cream frosting would be great on a red velvet cake. Look up the recipe on google. There are a bunch of them. The whipped cream is so much lighter than any other kind of frosting I can think of.

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A stablized whipped cream frosting would be great on a red velvet cake. Look up the recipe on google. There are a bunch of them. The whipped cream is so much lighter than any other kind of frosting I can think of.

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Thanks! I will try that :)
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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What Goodweed said, or...stir a package of vanilla instant pudding mix into a bowl of Cool Whip and ice the cake with that.

If you want a recipe for the White Velvet frosting that goes with the cake, I can post it for you, but it's tricky to get just right. PM me if you want it.
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I'd like that recipe Constance, but I'll probably butcher it if it's complicated! haha
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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I never cared for the cream cheese icing that is often used for red velvet cake. I use the 7-minute frosting (look up online) or another cooked frosting:

Bring 1 cup milk, 3 tablespoons flour and a pinch of salt to a boil, stirring contantly (the flour will stick to the pan if you are not careful) until the mixture is thick. Let this cool completely.

Cream 1 cup butter or margarine (butter tastes better, but margarine is more spread-able - I use a stick of each) and 1 cup of sugar. Add the flour/milk mixture, a little at a time. You need to beat this a good 4-5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of real vanilla and beat another minute. Spread on the cake and enjoy!
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I never cared for the cream cheese icing that is often used for red velvet cake. I use the 7-minute frosting (look up online) or another cooked frosting:

Bring 1 cup milk, 3 tablespoons flour and a pinch of salt to a boil, stirring contantly (the flour will stick to the pan if you are not careful) until the mixture is thick. Let this cool completely.

Cream 1 cup butter or margarine (butter tastes better, but margarine is more spread-able - I use a stick of each) and 1 cup of sugar. Add the flour/milk mixture, a little at a time. You need to beat this a good 4-5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of real vanilla and beat another minute. Spread on the cake and enjoy!
That sounds good! But how sweet does it end up being?
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