Last Updated on March 25, 2022
If you are looking for a fun and interesting new frosting, look no further than this sensational rum cream cheese frosting. It is packed full of flavor, as the rum adds a lovely touch. It is a great frosting to add to your favorite desserts if you are looking to kick them up a notch.
This rum frosting is easy to make and requires no prior baking experience. It is a twist on a classic cream cheese frosting that you are sure to enjoy. No matter the occasion, this frosting makes for a fun party.
What to Make With Rum Cream Cheese Alcoholic Frosting
This rum cream cheese frosting pairs deliciously with so many desserts. From cookies, cake, cupcakes, and brownies, it is the perfect addition.
Rum adds a lovely contrast to the tangy cream cheese. The rum flavor is noticeable but not overpowering in the frosting. To ensure a good rum flavor in the cream cheese frosting, be sure to use dark rum instead of white rum.
This frosting is particularly good with cupcakes and cakes. It goes great with any spice cake and tastes amazing when paired with pumpkin cake, banana cake, and coconut cake. You can also pair it with yellow cake, white cake, or even red velvet cake too.
This frosting also tastes delicious when paired with cookies. Try it with a molasses cookie or even a sugar cookie. It even tastes amazing with Snickerdoodle cookies and maple cookies as well.
This frosting also pairs well with freshly baked brownies. The combination of rich cream cheese frosting with a kick of rum makes for a tasty snack.
If you are a lover of cinnamon rolls, you will want to try them with this frosting. The flavor of rums goes wonderfully with cinnamon. It is a lovely way to change things up with regular cinnamon rolls to make them something special.
What You Will Need
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (one package)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 6 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 5-6 tablespoons Spiced rum
- Large mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Mesh Sifter
- Rubber spatula
Step by Step Instructions
Step One: Sift Confectioners' Sugar
Using a mesh sifter, sift the confectioners' sugar to remove any clumps. This will help ensure that your frosting will have a smooth texture.
Step Two: Beat the Butter and Cream Cheese
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese at medium speed. Beat them until they are fully combined and become smooth and creamy. If needed, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure the ingredients fully mix together.
Step Three: Add the Rum
With the mixer now on low speed, add the rum. Add 5-6 tablespoons, depending on how strong you want the rum flavor to be.
Step Four: Add the Confectioners' Sugar
Gradually add in the confectioners' sugar into the mixture. Beat at low speed for about 30 seconds to avoid the sugar from getting everywhere before beating at high speed. Beat the cream cheeses frosting until it is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Servings and Preparation Time
Tips and Tricks Rum Cream Cheese Frosting
Store this frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for five to seven days. Any baked good decorated with this frosting should also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days. Cream cheese is perishable so it should be kept refrigerated when not serving.
Be sure to use only room temperature butter and cream cheese when making this frosting. Cold ingredients can mess up the consistency of the frosting, causing it to curdle. Curdling happens most commonly when the cream cheese is too cold.
Allow your cream cheese and butter to sit on the counter at room temperature for about 30 minutes. After around 30 minutes, they will be the right temperature to use in the frosting. This will allow for a smooth, creamy frosting.
Sifting your confectioners' sugar is another important step to making a delicious frosting. Sifting the confectioners' sugar not only removes any lumps but also makes the sugar fluffier by adding air. This will result in a truly delicious frosting with an amazing consistency.
You can use any brand of dark spiced rum that you would like. If you find the flavor is not strong enough, you can add it in more until it reaches your desired taste. Adding alcohol to frosting is a great way to make it more fun and add a unique taste.
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Sensational Rum Cream Cheese Frosting
- Sift Confectioners' Sugar - Using a mesh sifter, sift the confectioners' sugar to remove any clumps. This will help ensure that your frosting will have a smooth texture.
- Beat the Butter and Cream Cheese - In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese at medium speed. Beat them until they are fully combined and become smooth and creamy. If needed, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure the ingredients fully mix together.
- Add the Rum - With the mixer now on low speed, add the rum. Add 5-6 tablespoons, depending on how strong you want the rum flavor to be.
- Add the Confectioners' Sugar - Gradually add in the confectioners' sugar into the mixture. Beat at low speed for about 30 seconds to avoid the sugar from getting everywhere before beating at high speed. Beat the cream cheeses frosting until it is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Delicious and Easy Rum Cream Cheese Frosting
Spiced rum is the perfect way to add some kick to cream cheese frosting. The rum flavoring pairs well with so many different cakes such as yellow, white, red velvet, pumpkin, vanilla, coconut banana, and pineapple. It also tastes amazing when added to brownies, cookies and even cinnamon rolls.
This frosting is simple to make and requires no prior baking experience, so no need to worry if you aren't a pro. It only takes a few minutes and a few ingredients to come together to make a flavorful frosting. This frosting is sure to be a hit at any party, as guests will love the unique flavor.
This simple frosting is sure to be one you will add to your recipe book. Not only does it taste great, but it has a wonderfully smooth consistency that is great for piping or spreading on your favorite desserts. It is particularly great for using on desserts at parties or formal events, as it makes for a special treat.
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