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Cream Cheese Frosting

July/August 2013

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This healthy and easy cream cheese frosting recipe is ready in just five minutes and makes enough to frost the top and sides of one 9-by-13-inch sheet cake. We made this frosting healthy, with less saturated fat and calories than traditional versions, by using reduced-fat cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese, using Greek yogurt in place of butter and keeping sugar to a minimum.


Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Makes: About 1 1/2 cups frosting for 20 servings

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, yogurt and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Let come to room temperature before using.

Nutrition

Per serving: 56 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 0 g fiber; 58 mg sodium; 26 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0


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Recipe Categories

Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Dessert
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more
Publication
July/August 2013
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