All-Purpose Cake Frosting

Posted by: EatFree

>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

Traditional cake frostings can be loaded with refined sugar (powdered white sugar being very popular) and unnecessary amounts of butter.  I’ve replaced some of the cream cheese and butter in this frosting with fat-free greek yogurt.  Its rich and creamy texture acts as a perfect substitute for other richer frosting components.  Also the tanginess it adds makes the flavor profile of the frosting more complex-more than just heavy richness.  You can play around with this frosting as you’d like-for example, if you’d like to make a chocolate frosting add some melted chocolate and add more wheat roux for thickening.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted organic butter
  • 2 tablespoons 100% whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup turbinado raw sugar
  • 1 eight ounce package of organic cream cheese
  • 5.3 ounce container of fat-free plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Heat butter in small pot.  Whisk in flour.  Whisk constantly for 2 minutes over medium low heat or until rawness of flour is gone.
  2. Add this roux to the raw sugar, cream cheese, yogurt, and vanilla extract.  Whisk all together until smooth.  Frost your cake and enjoy!
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