It’s October!! Which means it’s finally ok to start thinking, baking and decorating all things fall. Let’s just pretend we really haven’t already started. 🙂 You can usually find me in the kitchen this time of year. My kids have birthdays so I’m always mixing up some birthday treat, making a treat for a neighbor or friend, and sometimes I’m just baking for me because I love it! I decided to try to make a new frosting. I usually use the same frosting recipe anytime I make cupcakes. But I thought with all this fall baking, I really wanted to make a cinnamon cream cheese frosting to spread all over my fall baked goods.
I don’t love eating a lot of frosting on my cakes and cupcakes, but I sure love how it looks. So I usually always use a pastry bag and tip when I frost my cupcakes. I also have found that it goes a lot faster than trying to frost things with a knife.
I love the swirl this frosting tip makes on the cupcakes. I also love the color that the cinnamon brings to this frosting and that you can see specks of cinnamon all through out it.
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese – softened
- 1 cube (1/2 cup) butter – softened
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. milk
- 1 pound box powdered sugar
- In a mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and butter.
- Add cinnamon and combine with butter mixture.
- Add vanilla and milk and mix together.
- Add powdered sugar and mix until everything is combined.
- **If it is too thick, you can add more milk a tsp. at a time until you get a consistency you like.**
And oh man does it taste good!! This frosting got rave reviews from my family, my neighbors and the young women from church!
I don’t know why I find frosting cupcakes so fun. It kind of is relaxing for me. I didn’t always do that great of a job, but I was determined to get it down. Sometimes they still don’t turn out perfect, but I keep working at it.
Here is a secret … even if you used a knife to spread this cinnamon cream cheese frosting on your baked goods, it would still taste so good!
Here are some other dessert recipes you might enjoy: