This Cinnamon Espresso Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is creamy, pipeable, and tastes every bit as amazing as it sounds!
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As someone who loves both coffee and cream cheese, I just cannot get enough of this frosting! It is so easy to make, and the flavor is heavenly!
The espresso is the perfect complement to the cream cheese flavor, and I love the hint of cinnamon. You may just want to dive right into the bowl and forget the cake altogether. Enjoy!
- 2 Sticks (226g) unsalted butter, slightly softened
- 2 (8oz) (226g) packages cream cheese (full fat), soften only slightly - Do not use reduced fat or the spreadable cream cheese. It will be too soft.
- 1 Tablespoon (6g) espresso granules dissolved in 2 teaspoons (8g) vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon (2g) cinnamon
- 6 to 6 1/2 cups (690g to 747g) more if needed, powdered sugar
Cut the butter into slices and add to the bowl of your mixer. Beat on low to medium speed until the butter is softened.
Cut the cream cheese into pieces and add to the butter, beating at low to medium speed until blended. If using a hand mixer, you may need to soften the cream cheese a bit more.
Add the cinnamon
Add the espresso that has been mixed with the vanilla
Gradually add the powdered sugar beating on low to medium speed until blended. Do not over mix or it will become too soft. If it does become too soft, just refrigerate for a few minutes, then continue.
This frosting will pipe best if used while somewhat chilled. You can make this in advance, refrigerate and when ready to use, let soften to spreading consistency (do not microwave) and stir or remix with mixer.
Will fill and frost a 3 layer 8 or 9 inch cake
These are both divine, although the “pipeable” version has a bit of a thicker consistency due to a higher proportion of cream cheese.
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