Cream Cheese Frosting

prep:10 minutes
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  • Serves: 12
  • Calories: 129
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Protein: 2g

Serves: 12

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Allow cream cheese to come up to room temperature.
  2. Blend cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla, and ginger with a hand mixer or kitchen mixer.
  3. Use right away, or refrigerate.
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    1. slochner
      May 3, 2012

      Superb! I used 1/2 maple syrup and 1/2 stevia and kept out the ginger. Then frosted the strawberry shortcakes on this site. I am in heaven!

    2. tblmt
      Supporting Member
      September 16, 2012

      We used this recipe for the chocolate cake, but omitted the ginger as well. Loved it! Such a hit…

    3. ClickinCoconut
      April 25, 2014

      I’m making the carrot cake (my first cake since being on the plan, which is 7 weeks now) and oh. my. word.. I’ve just prepped this frosting and I can’t stop dipping my finger in it! I’m not sure there’ll be any left for the cake!! What a superb idea the ginger is! (I used 1/2 maple syrup 1/2 coconut nectar)..

    4. claireclaire
      January 31, 2015

      Cream cheese is NOT considered paleo. This recipe sounds delicious but it is actually very deceiving …. Ever since “paleo” became a mainstream “trend” it has been watered down and new followers of the (originally awesome) regimen are getting the “more approachable” version which isn’t actually paleo or primal.

      1. February 8, 2015

        If you don’t like the fact that we’re making this way of eating more accessible to more people, feel free to leave. We aren’t interested in some strict, dogmatic approach that feels more like a diet. We love food, and sometimes that means having a dessert. With dairy.

    5. emmieapricot
      February 8, 2015

      claireclaire: Where does it say this recipe is Paleo??? I believe we’re on a PRIMAL website & Primal folks do indeed consume limited DAIRY! Oh the HORROR!!!!

    6. [email protected]
      May 27, 2016

      Fantastic Frosting!!!
      We eat mostly Paleo but sometimes dairy is necessary to really make a dish sing. This frosting was perfect for the Paleo carrot cake I made.
      Thank you for this recipe; I will make it again and again!!!

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