Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Cake Decor Cairns : Mango Cream Cheese Frosting / Icing Recipe


Mangoes pair so well with coconut.


If you've been following my blog in any particular order you'll quickly realise that my concept of time can be a little off. For example when I say I will post tomorrow. ..this may actually mean sometime in the future when I have found a spare moment in between family life! Anyone who has young children could possibly relate, unless you're one of those super organised mums (which I am not!)

So here I am on Tuesday night, my version of tomorrow from Sunday when I baked those sweet and moist coconut cakes. As promised I will post the recipe for the Mango Cream Cheese icing.

I ordered last Tuesday online from Nutrafresh,  a variety of their fruit powders.
I must admit I'm really excited about this and looking forward to testing the flavours and colours out.  My favourite part is that they are 100% natural!  I was also impressed on how quickly they arrived in my letter box.

I used one 15gram packet of Mango powder in this recipe.  It only gave a pale yellow to my icing but the mango flavour was  strong and gave a great taste to the icing. It sort of reminded me of the lovely dried mangos you can get from local farmers up in the Tablelands...yum! Great on flavour but not strong on colour.


Mango Cream Cheese Frosting / Icing

Ingredients:


1/2 block butter (125g) softened

1 tub/pack cream cheese, 250g softened

4 cups sifted icing sugar (about 500g)

15g Mango Powder

Instructions:

Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy.
Gradually add icing sugar one cup at a time, mixing in well before adding the next.
Use whisk attachment and beat on high for 30-60 seconds.  Add mango powder until all combined. 

Ice your favourite tropical flavoured cake and enjoy!