This frosting goes so perfectly with orange cupcakes (above). I've also used it on chocolate cupcakes.
Orange-White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
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|6 oz. Philadelphia brand Neufchatel cheese or cream cheese |
4 oz. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
4 oz. good-quality white chocolate (should contain cocoa butter, no hydrogenated oils)
2 tsp. finely grated orange zest
1/2 tsp. vanilla powder, or vanilla extract
1 to 1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
Cut cream cheese into 8 pieces and place in medium bowl. In 1-quart heavy pot, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir to combine. Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
Beat softened cream cheese at medium speed till smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Gradually add flavorings and sugar and beat till again smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Gradually add chilled butter and chocolate and continue to beat till again smooth, about 5 – 6 minutes. Spoon into piping bag with decorator tip and pipe onto cupcakes, or use spatula to frost cupcakes. Yield: enough for 24 cupcakes