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Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Use this great orange cream cheese frosting recipe when you make John Barricelli's Carrot Cake.

  • Yield: Frosts one 8-inch layer cake
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 1999

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 bars (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Place butter in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, and beat until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes more. Add sugar, orange zest, ginger, and salt, and beat for 5 minutes.

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