Thanks to the fantasticity of lower carbohydrate confectionery sugar, you, too, can achieve frosting-y heaven with any baked item you can concoct. I love this frosting with the Orange you glad it’s carrot cake recipe for a perfect, sweet dessert on occasion.
This recipe is about as easy at it gets and will frost a standard cake.
I use coconut milk because whipping up whipping cream creates more stiffness than my back the last time I fell off of the porch in front of the neighbor who now thinks I drink before noon.
Please note: This is not a low-low carb frosting, since Ideal Confectionery contains carbohydrates (xylitol and corn starch for stiffening). While standard cream cheese frosting made with powdered sugar comes in at 34 carbohydrates per 2 Tbsp serving, this comes in at only 11, less than 1/3 the damage.
That difference makes this the kind of frosting you use for an occasional celebratory cake when you want something wonderfully authentic, rich and perfect without the excessive sugar carbs. Trust me–it’s worth it on those special occasions, or at Birthdays where you want to spoil the recipient with something that tastes like a sugar crash is coming… without the sugar crash.
I used half of the recipe to frost an entire 9 X 13, single tier carrot cake, so a little goes a long way to remind you how sweet a lower carbohydrate lifestyle can be.
Go ahead. Live a little! You can freeze what you don’t use right away.
Dreamy cream cheese frosting
Nutritional Information per 2 Tbsp serving: