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Fluffy Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting (Lower Fat/Cal) image

I'm a cream cheese frosting lover and have been looking for the perfect lower fat/cal frosting that doesn't taste low fat. After trying many recipes and experimenting on my own I think I've finally come across one that fits the bill. It should come out nice and fluffy and not too sweet (I don't care for overly sweet frosting) although one can always add more sugar. I use two packages of Neufchatel Cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese). It would probably also be good with one package Neufchatel cheese and one light cream cheese. I wouldn't suggest using both light cream cheese, and certainly would not suggest fat free cream cheese. This recipe yielded enough to frost two 8x11 sheet cakes very thickly.

Provided by GibsonGirl.V

Categories     Dessert

Time 5m

Yield 16 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 6

2 (8 ounce) packages neufchatel cheese (softened)
2/3-3/4 cup Splenda granular, sugar substitute (if more is used the frosting starts to taste strange)
2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar
2 -3 tablespoons butter (softened)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons skim milk (more if needed)


  • Cream butter and cream cheese.
  • Add Splenda then slowly add 21/2C powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
  • Add vanilla and milk one tbsp at a time, beating on high until fluffy and glossy. Add more sugar/milk as needed until desired taste and consistency is reached.
  • Frost your goodies generously!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 164.8, Fat 8.1, SaturatedFat 5.1, Cholesterol 25.4, Sodium 124.8, Carbohydrate 19.8, Sugar 18.6, Protein 2.9

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