Wednesday, 31 July 2013

How To Fix Lumpy Cream Cheese Frosting | Food & Drink

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that last weekend I did a little baking.  One of the treats I made was the pumpkin cake I attempted a couple weeks ago.  This time, however, my cream cheese frosting went horribly wrong.  I really didn't want to waste all that frosting, but it tasted bad- unless you like lumps of butter in your frosting... Of the course the next logical thing to do is Google a solution right?  A few people recommended to microwave it! I was a little apprehensive about trying this, but it was either that or throw it out.  So, all I did was throw it into the microwave for about 20 seconds, and then stir it well with a fork until it was smooth.  Then I threw it into the fridge until it was stiff again. It worked!! I was so impressed.  It makes perfect sense right? Whoever thought of this initially was genius.  It turned out so well I think I might do this every time!

Another alteration I made to the frosting was swapping honey for icing sugar like my mom suggested.  It was awesome! Didn't taste too much different, and there was no stupid icing sugar in there. I used 2 packages of cream cheese, about 4 heaping tablespoons of honey, and about almost an 1/8 cup of butter. 

I hope this tip helps you save your lumpy frosting! 









22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This worked well! Thanks for the tip.

Lauren said...

I was so worried this would curdle or ruin my frosting, but it didn't, and it worked fabulously - thank you!

Emma B said...

Life saver! This worked a treat, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This worked very well! Thank you ! My carrot cake is saved!

Vicki said...

Thanks for the tip! You just saved my frosting! ;)

Xo Vicki

Anonymous said...

thank you so much - my pumpkin date raisin pecan bundt cake is now presentable plus tasty

Anonymous said...

Actually really worked - clearly my butter needed to be softer to start with! I wish I'd googled "lumpy cream cheese frosting" BEFORE chucking out the first batch!

Anonymous said...

Phew! Great tip for icing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much - you just saved the frosting for my friend's birthday cake!! xxx

Anonymous said...

I thought I was going to have to deal with the lumps in the icing, then, I did a search online. I followed your advice and put my cream cheese glaze in the microwave. I let mine heat for 50 seconds since it had a lot of small lumps. It turned out great. Thanks for your tips!

Anonymous said...

Thank you...two thumbs up!!!!

Shelley said...

Thanks! You saved my ass....

martha said...

Great advice to save my bowl of lumpy frosting!!

Health Genie said...

Lifesaver!

Anonymous said...

Was dubious about this, thought it might curdle the mix but did it in 20 second instalments and after 40 seconds smooth as silk! cooling in the fridge to thicken up now.

Anonymous said...

You saved my birthday cake thanks a million!!!!

valerieq said...

Thank you so much!! This worked great. I don't have a microwave, so I stirred the frosting in a glass bowl right on the electric burner.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. You saved my day!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you ... I was about to throw it away and have to go buy more ingredients.

You saved the day :)

AR said...

Saved my fiances and my mother's birthday cake! Thanks!!!

Unknown said...

I seriously doubted you but was not willing to waste my ici g so I gave this a try. It worked beautifully!!!!! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Great tip, thank you for sharing. Worked really well for my carrot cake icing :)