Recipe: Use Chèvre Goat Cheese for Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Recipes

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Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic for spice or carrot cakes. An alternative we love is substituting Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre goat cheese for the cream cheese.

Chèvre is a fresh, light-textured, rindless goat cheese that is similar to cream cheese but softer and fluffier with only 1/3 of the fat and calories and it’s delicious in recipes like this one! Try this recipe with award-winning Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre the next time you’d like a delicious and unique frosting for your special cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting with Chèvre

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  • Yield: Enough to frost one cake or two loaves
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A classic cream cheese and butter frosting, made with chèvre

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter one stick
  • 8 oz Redwood Hill Farm Chèvre plain flavor
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar or powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Beat chèvre and butter until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in vanilla, salt and powdered sugar in thirds.
  3. If you need a bit more sugar, add by tablespoon amounts.

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Comments (6)

  • Virginia

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    Could you use agava or maple syrup instead of sugar for a healthier version.?

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    • Nancy Lorenz

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      Absolutely, Virginia! You could actually use any kind of sweetener you like best.
      Enjoy!

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      • Kirsten

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        Wouldn’t it alter the consistency of the frosting to use honey or maple syrup instead of powdered sugar? Any suggestions on avoiding a runny mess?

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        • Sharon Bice

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          Hi Kirsten, thanks for your question. If using agave, honey, or maple syrup, you will have a thinner frosting, but very delicious. Depending on where you shop, you may be able to find a granular sweetener made from maple syrup which is also a good alternative for anyone wanting to experiment with sweeteners other than powdered sugar.

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  • Samantha

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    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am allergic to cow dairy and soy, and have missed the classic flavor of a cream cheese frosting for my cakes and cupcakes. I’ll be using this recipe today to frost some pumpkin cupcakes for an early Thanksgiving meal with friends.

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    • Sharon Bice

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      Thank you for the comment Samantha! Pumpkin cupcakes sound really yummy! Let us know how your friends like them… Sharon

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