Silky Smooth Cream Cheese And Yogurt Icing

Hello!  I hope everyone is having a good day.  I thought I share some of my very own icing or frosting recipes while I had a chance to make it yesterday (for my son’s birthday cake).  Here’s one of them.  A silky smooth filling or frosting you can use for your favorite cake and cupcakes.  Delicious!

I always try to add healthier ingredients in my recipes as much as possible.  So, I opted for unsweetened, low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream.  I like the taste of condensed milk, so I used it instead of the powdered sugar.  The result is silky, smooth icing.   My family loved it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb. Philadelphia cream cheese or Neufchatel cream cheese at room temperature (see notes)*
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature ( a must)
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 3 oz. organic unsweetened, low-fat Wegman’s plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Wilton’s clear vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and cream cheese or Neufchatel at medium speed (#3) until smooth and free of lumps, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl from time to time.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and gradually beat in low to medium speed until silky smooth about 2 minutes. Done.

You have a delicious icing for your cake.  How is that for easy!  🙂

*Notes: 

  • For easier mixing and silky smooth icing, always leave the cream cheese and butter at room temperature; 30 minutes to two hours for cream cheese (depending on the quantity) and overnight for butter.
  • You can add more butter if you want a buttery mixture, but you have to make the necessary adjustment(s) consistency wise.
  • The consistency of the yogurt I used here is slightly thicker than most yogurt, so make the necessary adjustment(s) if you are using a different brand.
  • For firmer consistency, refrigerate the cream cheese mixture for at least 1 hour.  Beat for 1-2 minutes before using.
  • You do have an option of using a Greek cream cheese by Green Mountain Farms (a combination of Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese) to make it even healthier.  I will be using this from now on in recipes that call for cream cheese.  See photo below.

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Here’s the cake and the Triple Chocolate Cake Bites that my son requested for his birthday.  Recipe for the Triple Chocolate Cake Bites coming soon.  🙂

That is all for now.  See you next time.  If you like this post or my blog, don’t forget to Subscribe or Follow to get the latest recipes.  Please be kind and provide a link back to source if you plan to use or share any of my recipes.  Thank you and have a lovely day. 🙂

A.B.

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14 thoughts on “Silky Smooth Cream Cheese And Yogurt Icing

  1. Your cake looks great!! I made my son a Pikachu birthday cake as well!! (for his 7th birthday- so cute!) He’s moved on to a LEGO Ninjago cake and Minecraft cake since! 🙂

    • Hello there! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment about the cake, but I actually made a mistake. I supposed to use red icing to outline Pikachu’s cheeks, but I was using black to outline his face and I went right into them. I was glad my son didn’t mind. He was just so happy I made it on such short notice. Oh, wow! Did you make your son LEGO Ninjago and Minecraft cakes too? My children love the animated Ninjago. They watched the entire season in Netflix. Both my sons are into Minecraft now as well. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Have a beautiful spring. 🙂

  2. Beautiful. This would also be great with neufchatel cheese – just as tasty as cream cheese, maybe more so, but better for you (since you are the nutrition guru! 🙂 ). Looking forward to your chocolate recipe. REALLY!!! – PRCCSS

    • Definitely a great idea, Shanna. I discovered this cream cheese made with Greek yogurt. It’s half the fat and twice the protein. I was going to use it, but I had to use the leftover cream cheese I had in a while. I’ll post a photo, so they know exactly what it looks like. I forgot to mention that they do have option besides the regular cream cheese to make it healthier. Yes, I’m working on the chocolate bites. My friends and their families love them and they’re a goner in my house. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Shanna. I wish you a relaxing evening, PRCCSS. 🙂

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