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I am actually not a fan of most frostings. But this cream cheese frosting is so fluffy, creamy and buttery, then right at the end you get that hint of cloves, it's a perfect addition to any low carb dessert
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Almost all my life I have felt that when people add frosting to things it takes away from the baked good itself. (weird way to start a post about frosting..)
I actually used to ask my mom to leave a few brownies or cupcakes without frosting for me. It was just too sweet.
I was intentionally mindful when making this one to not let that happen. I wanted it to be sweet enough to elevate whatever treat it is going on, but not so sweet that it masked the richness from the butter, and the little hint of cloves that I feel really kicks this recipe up a notch.
Powdered Sweetener is a must!
If you don’t have any powdered erythritol and you aren’t interested in buying yet ANOTHER low carb sweetener, which, I can’t blame you because they aren’t cheap here in Canada, then don’t worry. You can just pop some of whatever sweetener you have into a coffee grinder and give it a few pulses and viola, powdered sweetener!
Many hand mixers make for light..frosting?
Ok that one didn’t really land..but the point is that having an electric hand mixer really helps out here. It’s not a requirement, you can get a great quality frosting without it, but if you want that really light fluffy frosting, you should get a hold of one. Especially since you are likely making more than just frosting.
You are going to need something to put the frosting on after all and that generally means more mixing. So unless you wan’t to explain to your friends that you injured your hands in a baking fiasco, just get a hold of a hand mixer.
Did someone say something to put frosting on?
Once you get a taste of this you will want to eat it straight out of the bowl, and I get that, I even encourage it to an extent.
But you are really going to want some type of frosting vehicle to shovel this all into your mouth with.
Now I don’t want to tell you what to do, so I will just leave this pic below of my Low Carb Carrot Cake Cupcakes with this very frosting and let that tell you what to do instead.
Per 3 tbsp (1 cupcakes worth):
Net Carbs: 1g
Low Carb Cream Cheese Frosting
IMPORTANT – There are often Frequently Asked Questions within the blog post that you may find helpful. Simply scroll back up to read them!
- Coffee grinder (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Hand mixer (optional)
- Rubber spatula
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup butter softened
- ⅓ cup Erythritol or Monk fruit powdered or granular
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves about a pinch
- If the sweetener you are using is granular and not powdered, then add it to a coffee grinder and grind until fine.
- Add everything to mixing bowl and beat with electric hand mixer. You want it to look whipped and fluffy
- That's it really. Now go make some cupcakes to put this on.
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