Aug 7, 2009

Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting




A lightened up cream cheese frosting perfect on cupcakes or your favorite cake recipe. This recipe frosts 2 (9-inch) round cake layers, 2 dozen cupcakes, 1 bundt cake, or a 9x13 inch cake. You could also use Splenda to lower the sugar if you are on a restricted sugar diet.



Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 16 • Old Points: 1.5 pts Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 64.9 • Fat: 3.0 g • Carb: 8.0 g • Fiber: 2.0 g • Protein: 1.0 g • Sugar: 7.4 g

Cupcakes Servings: 24 Old Points: 1 pt Points+: 1 pt
Calories: 44.5 • Fat: 2.1 g • Carb: 5.5 g • Fiber: 0.0 g • Protein: 0.7 g • Sugar: 5.1 g

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz 1/3 fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
    Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

    38 comments :

    1. Awesome Gina!!I'm always looking for a low pt frosting! I'm doing some baking today...I'll try it out and let ya know what I think =)Thanks for sharing!!

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    2. OMG. I L-O-V-E it. That's all there is to it. Wow. Yay! Yum!

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    3. Thanks for the recipe! I make carrot cake for my husband's birthday every August and love cream cheese frosting with maple syrup... This will work great with a little maple flavoring!

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    4. So, instead of the powdered sugar you use 1 Cup Splenda?

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    5. I stopped eating a lot of frosting because of the sugar in it. I'll have to check this one out for sure.

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    6. If you are using Splenda instead of sugar, I would start with 1/2 cup and taste it. If it needs more, add more until you get your desired sweetness.

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    7. I've used that recipe to make the weight watchers peanut butter butterfinger cake. It tastes so great!!

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    8. Low fat frosting?!?! There are no words for how much I love this site. :-)

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    9. @Penny - I was just sent a complimentary agave nectar to try out, I will test it on this frosting and see how it tastes. Will lower the points even more if its good.

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    10. Since it's Autumn, I'm baking pumpkin spice cupcakes and using this frosting.

      One box spice cake mix
      1 Cup canned plain pumpkin
      1/2 cup water

      mix ingredients and bake as directed. So moist and rich. I liked it even better than the soda recipe. DIVINE! the cupcakes are 2 points ea when you make 24 and I'm going to top it off with this frosting, which may add that one additional point. 3 point spice cupcake with frosting? Yum =) Life is Good...

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    11. SOunds great, I'll have to give it a try :)

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    12. Hello - This is awesome! does Splendia make a powdered sugar substitute or did you mean take out the powdered sugar and use a substitute instead.

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    13. @Stash, I don't think they make a powdered sugar but I'm not sure. I don't use Splenda often. I meant instead for those of you who prefer Splenda to sugar.

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    14. We all love it, we used it on red velvet low fat cupcakes.

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    15. This is GREAT. Question: could you add cocoa or bakers chocolate to make this a chocolate frosting? if so how much would you add?

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      1. I used 1/4 cup of Cadbury Cocoa... I think it tasted fine :-)

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      2. Did you use the 1/4 cup of cocoa in addition to the 1 cup powdered sugar or did you decrease the powdered sugar to 3/4 cup? :)

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    16. I went to try this recipe and thought I had vanilla but found out I only had almond, so I used that instead and still came out very good. I am going to put them on top of the diet coke cupcakes that I am also doing the first time. Can't wait yum.

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    17. I am making a new recipe for pumpkin bread I got from a friend. She made pumpkin butter and put it in the center of the muffins she made, and then frosted it with cream cheese frosting. I am going to use this frosting recipe for my pumpkin bread. I like it cause it doesn't have all the butter in it. I love butter but it doesn't love me!
      Thank you

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    18. For my halloween party that I am attending tonight i'm going to make some pumpkin muffins and top them with this! I hope they turn out FANTASTIC!

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    19. are the points the same for the new program??

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    20. omgee!!! this is the most amazing cream cheese frosting i have ever tasted! i made it with weight watchers cream cheese for a few extra points as well. thanks so much for a fab recipe & site! can't wait to try out more recipes...hugs!

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    21. Do you beat with an electric mixer or hand beat?

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    22. Yep,made the mistake of using fat free cream cheese too! Liquid. Boo.....but I used it more like a drizzled glaze and poked holes in the cupcakes so I was able to salvage the taste. YUM!!! Used it on lemon cupcakes made with wild berry seltzer. Delish!!!!

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    23. One packet of the cream cheese will be enough for 24 cupcakes?

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    24. One would be enough depending on how much frosting you add to each one. If you like a lot of frosting, make 1 1/2 batch Of it.

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    25. thanks Gina, "Anonymous Spice cake recipe", did you also add ingredients that the box calls for, or just water and pumpkin?

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    26. You don't even need to add water to the spice cake mix...just pumpkin and cake mix! 12 cupcakes, 5 points+... but they are large!

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    27. Wow! I just took the gingerbread men recipe and rolled it into a cake pan and backed it and then put on the cream cheese icing. It's AMAZING!

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    28. This Recipe Is Great! Im Only 11 And This Was Sooo Easy!

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    29. Making blueberry cupcakes and I am going to frost with this recipe, but addinga little lemon extract :) Great recipe!!

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    30. Trying this on Betty Crocker Pumpkin Angel Food Cake. Will be putting ginger in the frosting too. Can't wait to try it. LOVE this site!!! Only thing I would improve is a recipe search that only included SkinnyTaste.

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    31. Tried it with Splenda. If possible do a little more exercise to burn the few extra calories, and use powdered sugar instead.

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    32. This is a great recipe! I used it on Spice Cake Cupcakes and it was awesome!

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    33. Ugh. I tried this with Splenda on a diet coke cake. Tastes...like chemicals. Not even the dog would eat it. I would recommend going half Splenda and half real sugar if at all possible - don't want to rain on anyone's parade, just wanted to share my experience. Maybe it could be better with strawberry cream cheese as well - I dunno, I won't give up :)

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    34. so....I'm trying something a little different and I'll let you know how it turns out. I am making the 2 point pumpkin muffins and I am using the icing as a filling....it's not so much an icing as I reduced the icing sugar to 1/4 cup and left the vanilla as it...I didn't want it toooo sweet. Hope it turns out.

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    35. I made a cream cheese frosting the other week and it was too liquidy. How thick is this frosting? Will it keep shape if I pipe it onto some cupcakes? Thanks

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