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my cream cheese frosting is very running need to thicken it up

i use fat free cream cheese and fat free margarine husband has heart cond. have to use fat free

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sue1950

Asked by sue1950 at 10:51 PM on Nov. 14, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • can you add powdered sugar?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • what are you adding to sweeten it? Add some more!
    Allysmom11

    Answer by Allysmom11 at 10:54 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Chocolate cream cheese and peanut butter cream cheese frosting,, also very good btw! Maybe if you throw some peanut butter into the mix
    Allysmom11

    Answer by Allysmom11 at 10:55 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Without knowing what you added, it's hard to tell what the problem is. Try adding additional powdered sugar. A lot of people think powdered sugar is just sugar that's been crushed to powder, but it actually also contains starch, which will help absorb some of the liquid.

    In the future, try using Smart Balance and the FF cream cheese, along with the confectioner's (powdered) sugar, a tsp or so of vanilla, and add milk or other liquid (oj, coffee, etc) 1 tbsp at a time until you reach a spreadable consistency. It will usually only take a tablespoon or two.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 7:52 AM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • add more cream cheese. I know its weird to think that powdered sugar can make something runny because its starchy and dry, right? But that's kind of how you get cream cheese frosting spreadable in the first place. Imagine taking a block of cream cheese, letting it come to room temperature, and then just trying to spread it on a cake. It wouldn't be soft enough to spread, even if you whipped it up in a mixer. The sugar is what helps it loosen up and get creamy and smooth enough to frost a cake without tearing it up into pieces.Water, and oddly enough, sugar, are liquifiers; they make things soft and runny. So when you add too much sugar, the icing will get too wet and gluey to use for your red velvet cake. Basic recipe to follow-For every 8 oz package of cream cheese, 1-stick butter, use 2 cups sifted pd. sugar, and vanilla to taste. Good Luck!
    TiffanyMarie314

    Answer by TiffanyMarie314 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

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