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Amazing White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is a wonderful addition to many desserts. Its creamy and sweet taste makes it one of the most popular frostings. This white chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe will leave your mouth watering thanks to how delicious it is. 

The addition of white chocolate to cream cheese frosting gives it a decadent taste. This frosting is simple to make and requires no prior baking experience. This delicious frosting is sure to be a popular hit amongst your friends and family.

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What Exactly is White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting?

Many of us love the taste of white chocolate but don’t know much about it. The delicious treat is often used in candy bars and dessert recipes. It has a sweet, creamy taste that makes it a popular choice to be used in desserts.

White chocolate is also popular as a dip for fruits, pretzels, and cookies. White chocolate is often sold in bars and chips that are meant for melting and baking.

White chocolate is said to be invented in the 1930s in Switzerland, though its origins are still somewhat of a mystery. White chocolate was created to use excess cocoa butter for a delicious treat. It is made with cocoa butter, milk solids, and sugar, often with other ingredients such as vanilla and cinnamon.

What Exactly is White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting?

Many people debate whether or not white chocolate should be considered chocolate. White chocolate does not contain any cocoa nibs or cocoa powder, ingredients that are found in milk and dark chocolate. Since it does not contain cocoa nibs or cocoa powder, it is technically not considered chocolate, though many still refer to it as one.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for chocolate to be considered chocolate, it must contain at least 10% cocoa mass, which includes cocoa nibs, but does not say anything about cocoa butter. The FDA states that white chocolate must contain 20% cocoa butter, but there are no specifications on containing cocoa nibs. Despite these requirements, many people still refer to white chocolate as a type of chocolate.

What You Will Need to Make White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

To make this white chocolate cream cheese buttercream frosting recipe, you will need:

  •  8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ package of white chocolate bars (4 ounces size), melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

8 Essential Baking Ingredients

Equipment

To prepare this frosting, you will need a large bowl and an electric mixer.

Step by Step Instructions for White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Step One: Melt the White Chocolate

Break the white chocolate into small pieces. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate at 30-second intervals until fully melted. Place to the side and allow it to cool.

What You Will Need to Make White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Step Two: Beat Cream Cheese and Butter

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until they reach a smooth consistency.

Step Three: Add Melted Chocolate and Vanilla

Add the melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix until the ingredients are fully combined.

Step by Step Instructions for White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Step Four: Add the Powdered Sugar

Gradually add the powdered sugar to the mixture. Beat the frosting until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency.

This frosting will come out off-white, so you can add food coloring to reach your desired shade.

Tips and Tricks

Melting White Chocolate

Since white chocolate can be a bit tricky to work with, you will want to make sure to microwave it in 30-second intervals, stirring every time until melted. This will allow the white chocolate to fully melt and be free of any lumps.

You can also melt the white chocolate on the stovetop. Simply bring a pot of water to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Place a heat-safe bowl with chopped white chocolate above the pot and mix until the white chocolate is fully melted.

Room Temperature Ingredients

When making this frosting, make sure that the butter and cream cheese are softened. If they are too cold, they will not allow the frosting to reach the proper consistency and it will likely curd. If the butter and cream cheese are melted, it will cause the frosting to be runny.

Step Three: Add Melted Chocolate and Vanilla

Creamy Consistency

When buying cream cheese, you want to make sure to get to block kind and not the whipped or spreadable form. The block kind of cream cheese has the least amount of water content in it. Using it will allow your frosting to have the creamiest and richest texture.

To get the smoothest frosting, sift the powdered sugar before adding it to the mixture. Simply measure out the powdered sugar and use a hand sifter or mesh strainer to sift it. Powdered sugar often gets lumps in it, so by sifting it you eliminate the lumps and add more air, making it fluffier and creating a smoother frosting.

This frosting recipe makes enough frosting to frost two cake layers of eight- or nine-inch cakes. It also makes enough to frost a 13-inch x 9-inch cake and 24 cupcakes.

How to Store White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Due to the cream cheese, this frosting should be stored in the fridge within two hours of use. Cream cheese is not pasteurized, so it can be prone to harmful bacteria if it is stored in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. It can last in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to three months.

You can allow your cream cheese frosting to thaw for half an hour to an hour to allow it to reach room temperature. This will allow it to reach a smooth and creamy texture.

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Amazing White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream

Cream cheese frosting is a wonderful addition to many desserts. Its creamy and sweet taste makes it one of the most popular frostings. This white chocolate cream cheese buttercream recipe will leave your mouth watering thanks to how delicious it is.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amazing White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: cakedecorist.com

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces (1 packagcream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ packages of white chocolate bars 4 ounces size, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter softened

Instructions

  • Step One: Melt the White Chocolate
  • Break the white chocolate into small pieces. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate at 30-second intervals until fully melted. Place to the side and allow it to cool.
  • Step Two: Beat Cream Cheese and Butter
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until they reach a smooth consistency.
  • Step Three: Add Melted Chocolate and Vanilla
  • Add the melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix until the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Step Four: Add the Powdered Sugar
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar to the mixture. Beat the frosting until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency.
  • This frosting will come out off-white, so you can add food coloring to reach your desired shade.

Notes

  • Since white chocolate can be a bit tricky to work with, you will want to make sure to microwave it in 30-second intervals, stirring every time until melted. This will allow the white chocolate to fully melt and be free of any lumps.
  • You can also melt the white chocolate on the stovetop. Simply bring a pot of water to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Place a heat-safe bowl with chopped white chocolate above the pot and mix until the white chocolate is fully melted.
  • When making this frosting, make sure that the butter and cream cheese are softened. If they are too cold, they will not allow the frosting to reach the proper consistency and it will likely curd. If the butter and cream cheese are melted, it will cause the frosting to be runny.
  • When buying cream cheese, you want to make sure to get to block kind and not the whipped or spreadable form. The block kind of cream cheese has the least amount of water content in it. Using it will allow your frosting to have the creamiest and richest texture.
  • To get the smoothest frosting, sift the powdered sugar before adding it to the mixture. Simply measure out the powdered sugar and use a hand sifter or mesh strainer to sift it. Powdered sugar often gets lumps in it, so by sifting it you eliminate the lumps and add more air, making it fluffier and creating a smoother frosting.
  • This frosting recipe makes enough frosting to frost two cake layers of eight- or nine-inch cakes. It also makes enough to frost a 13-inch x 9-inch cake and 24 cupcakes.
  • Due to the cream cheese, this frosting should be stored in the fridge within two hours of use. Cream cheese is not pasteurized, so it can be prone to harmful bacteria if it is stored in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. It can last in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to three months.
  • You can allow your cream cheese frosting to thaw for half an hour to an hour to allow it to reach room temperature. This will allow it to reach a smooth and creamy texture.
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