Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cream Cheese Buttercream(and my first cake in my new kitchen!)

Fall is in the air and it makes me feel like baking.  Thankfully, I finally have a kitchen to bake in!  Along with our move this summer came remodeling.  My kitchen was our first priority, but boy did it take a long time.  We're DIYers so I have been busily building our new kitchen with my husband, instead of making cakes or blogging. 

Here's my very first cake made in my new kitchen!

I made this cake for a little get together at our new house.  It's chocolate\chocolate on the bottom tier and pumpkin\cream cheese on the top(pumpkin) tier.  Last time I made pumpkin cakes I had a little trouble with the frosting and promised to work on the recipe and let you know if it got better.  I'm happy to say that this frosting crusted nicely and was even paintable!  All the recipe needed was more powdered sugar.  It's amazing how much powdered sugar can be absorbed by cream cheese.  Here's the recipe:

Cream Cheese Buttercream

2/3 cups vegetable shortening (with trans-fats)
4 oz. cream cheese(softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/3 cup sour cream
2.25 lbs. powdered sugar

Mix all the ingredients except the powdered sugar until smooth.  Slowly add the powdered sugar while mixing on low speed.  Add color as desired.

Happy baking,