I love baking cakes for my family and friends. Just recently, I made a large batch of red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. At the end of the day, all the cupcakes had been eaten but I still had around a bowl of extra cream cheese frosting. I would like to save the frosting for a new batch of cupcakes, and then just add a dollop on top whenever I’m ready to serve them.
Cream cheese frosting is definitely a big hit at parties and gatherings. Don’t fret when you find yourself with more than enough frosting to put on your cakes and pastries! Keeping your cream cheese frosting is a definite time saver.
You can freeze cream cheese frosting and then thaw it out when you need to use it. While cream cheese tends to break down when placed in the freezer, the extra ingredients in the cream cheese frosting helps keep this crumbly effect to a minimum. Prepare the frosting as usual, then portion the batch into smaller containers. Place a plastic wrap on top of the container to prevent freezer burn. To avoid leaks, wrap the container in a freezer bag as well.
Can You Freeze Cream Cheese Frosting?
For best results, don’t frost your cakes or pastries before freezing them. Freeze the cake and the cream cheese frosting separately so the quality of the treat will not be compromised.
The taste of the cream cheese frosting should remain essentially the same after freezing. However, make sure to store it in an airtight container to avoid off-odors from other food.
The cream cheese frosting may become watery, or shows a crumbly texture. If this happens, simply use an electric mixer to vigorously beat the frosting into its original light and creamy texture.
Don’t forget to mark the freezer bags with the date of preparation. Cream cheese frosting can be stored up to three months inside the freezer, but is best used within a month.
Once the cream cheese frosting has been thawed, it should be used within three days. This is to ensure a better quality of the cream cheese frosting.
Never thaw your cream cheese frosting at an uneven room temperature as this may cause bacteria to grow. In addition, make sure that any thawed cream cheese frosting is not refrozen.
How to Freeze Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting is easy to store in the freezer and can be thawed out whenever needed.
- First, prepare your cream cheese frosting according to your favorite recipe.
- Store the frosting into plastic zipping freezer bags. Make sure that the excess air is removed by flattening the bags.
- Seal the freezer bags securely, checking for any leaks and tears.
- Label the freezer bags with the date of preparation.
- Stack the freezer bags one on top of the other to save space in your freezer.
- If you need to store larger amounts of cream cheese frosting, use a freezer-safe container then place plastic wrap on top of the frosting.
- Wrap it in a freezer bag to avoid any cracks in the container from causing spills or freezer burn.
- To thaw the cream cheese frosting, move it into the refrigerator and leave overnight.
- Whisk the frosting again, to restore its original texture, if needed. You’re now ready to frost those cupcakes again!
How To Use Up Extra/Leftover Cream Cheese Frosting?
Cream cheese frosting is a delicious and versatile icing that can be used on a variety of cakes and cupcakes. But what do you do when you have extra cream cheese frosting? Here are five delicious ways to use up your leftover cream cheese frosting:
- Make a fruit dip – Cream cheese frosting makes a great fruit dip. Just combine it with some yogurt and honey, and you’ve got a tasty and healthy snack.
- Use it as a filling for crepes – If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to use up your leftover cream cheese frosting, try using it as a filling for crepes. Simply spread it on the crepes before rolling them up, and you’ll have a delicious and easy breakfast or dessert.
- Make a frosting cake – If you’re feeling ambitious, try using your leftover frosting to make a cake. Simply spread it between layers of cake, and you’ll have a delicious and impressive dessert that everyone will love.
- Use it as a cookie filling – Another easy way to use up leftover cream cheese frosting is to use it as a filling for cookies. Simply spread the frosting on the bottom of one cookie, and top with another cookie to create a tasty sandwich cookie.
- Pipe it onto cupcakes – If you want to get creative with your leftover cream cheese frosting, try piping it onto cupcakes in creative designs. You can even pipe it into shapes and use it as decoration on a larger cake.
So there you have it – five delicious ways to use up your leftover cream cheese frosting. Next time you find yourself with extra icing, try one of these recipes and enjoy!
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes
Prepare classic red velvet cupcakes for your family and friends with this tasty recipe! Cream cheese frosting and red velvet cupcakes are a match made in heaven.
Cinnamon rolls are a fun and simple snack that’s easy to make and serve.
These fluffy rolls are made more delicious with cream cheese frosting!
For a moist spice treat, bake this flavorful carrot cake. Its combination of grated carrot, toasted nuts, and cream cheese frosting makes for a rich and tangy cake.
Yes, you can freeze cream cheese frosting and it will last for 2-3 months in the freezer. Follow these steps to freeze your cream cheese frosting: Let the cake or cupcakes come to room temperature before putting them in an air-tight bag, prevent any air from entering the bag by making sure you seal the bag tightly, store properly, and label the bag with today’s date.
How do you plan to freeze your cream cheese frosting? Share your experience with me in the comment below. I am always looking to hear from my readers.