Tuesday, February 14, 2012


orange cupcakes with or cr ch frosting (4)

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
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


Anonymous said...

I love cream cheese frosting, and the white chocolate and orange flavor in this recipe kick it up to the next level. This sounds great!

Rita said...

My kind of frosting! Sure looks good!

Pat Palmer said...

I can't wait to try this. Pat

Jackie said...


1 to 1 cup confectioner's sugar.

Judy said...

Hi Jackie, thanks for catching my typo. Correct amount is 1 to 1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar. I've made the change.

Snowball said...

Hi, just wanted to say that this recipe is AMAZING. Thanks x

Judy said...

Snowball, thanks so much for your feedback.