Sunday, February 7, 2010

Frost Yourself

"Frost Yourself"
"...excuse me?"
"Frost Yourself. The slogan for the campaign."
" frost a cake."
"I'm talking about diamonds. They're in, 'whoa, would you check out her frosting'."
"Frost yourself. How'd you come up with that?"
"I got it off the woman who's falling madly in love with me."

(Deep sigh) I love that movie. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. It makes me laugh. It makes me smile. It makes me glad to be in love. However, it does not encourage me to like frosting...(the whipped kind...not the diamond kind).

I've never been a huge fan of frosting. For that matter, I'm not really partial to cake. Maybe it's the whole "sweet" thing that is the problem. Now don't get me wrong. I'll take chocolate and peanut butter any day...but as far as cakes go, well, let's just say I'd probably choose a big bowl of mashed potatoes over a slice of cake. Go figure.

So with that history, you might be surprised that I found a frosting that I absolutely LOVE. I found the recipe in a magazine, with the directions intending it to be used on top of a four-layer pumpkin cake. I'm sure that would have been good, but at the time, I was already making my Pumpkin Roll, so I decided to just use the frosting for that.

As much as I love the Pumpkin Roll using the original recipe, when combined with this frosting, it knocks my socks off. You should try it.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 TBSP orange zest
2 cups powdered sugar
Chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted

Using a beater, or your kitchen aid mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla and orange zest. Beat until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and beat on LOW until smooth. You can mix in your walnuts (or pecans) or you can sprinkle them on top of a frosted cake.
And just for added pleasure, if you think that frosting is sweet, take a look at these two sweet kids.


purejoy said...

she is stunningly beautiful and your baby is arrestingly adorable.

contented sigh.

Kat said...

Dahaha I love that movie! It's absolutely on my list of chick flicks that serve as either white noise or therapy, depending on the need. The Holiday, Legally Blonde, Just Friends, and Elizabethtown are on that list too.

kdaygirl said...

I dont like frosting either. Its way to sweet!

Queen of Chaos said...

I make this same frosting for cinnamon rolls and it's yummo!

Warren and I love that movie too. :) It's a good one.
One of Warren's fav. actors of all time is Matthew Maconahay. He says he reminds him of cousin Nathan.

Penny said...

love the recipe, will try it soon and better yet, the picture truly is sweet!