This is a simple recipe for a really delicious cream cheese frosting in the Thermomix, for icing cupcakes or a large cake with. It has far less sugar than something like a buttercream (I do love buttercream, though!)
It makes enough cream cheese frosting for a double layered full-size cake, 24 cupcakes spread with frosting, or 12 cupcakes piped with as much frosting as my photos.
These are available from the supermarket, you’ll find them with the dried fruit. Using fresh strawberries doesn’t work well due to the moisture content. These strawberries are super dry and add both flavour and colour to the frosting.
Both zest and juice are used in this cream cheese frosting – the Thermomix blitzes the zest down to nothing with the sugar and strawberries. The juice is added for a slight bit of tang.
Cream cheese is the base for this yummy frosting, making it healthier than buttercream.
These two ingredients contribute to the texture of the frosting. Butter adds to the creaminess and milk acts to thin it down a little.
The sugar sweetens the frosting. The amount of sugar in this is much less than in a buttercream and it’s all that’s needed. It’s not sickly sweet, it’s just right!
Firstly, place sugar, freeze-dried strawberries and lime zest in mixer bowl.
Blitz down to a powder, like so:
Then, add cream cheese, butter, milk and lime juice. Blend.
The cream cheese icing comes out of the Thermomix lovely and creamy and ready for piping or spreading onto your cake or cupcakes!
This recipe makes enough frosting to cover the top and sides of a double layered full-size cake, 24 cupcakes spread with frosting, or 12 cupcakes piped generously, with as much frosting as below.
Check out this Recipe Roundup for some really awesome Thermomix recipes that use strawberries – fresh strawberries, that is.
Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.