Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

SusanHissam 5

"A delicious twist on cream cheese frosting. This is great for decorating the Red Velvet Cake and would be excellent on Banana Cake!"


50 m servings 304 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and bourbon. Beat until creamy.
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  1. 57 Ratings


I made the frosting, frosted the cake, and ate some within an hour. The bourbon was kind of overpowering, and this is coming from someone who likes bourbon a lot. However, by the next day it h...

This is great on carrot cake if you reduce the amount of bourbon. I had to reduce the bourbon to 2T b/c the bourbon was overpowering and the icing became too thin. The icing is still really th...

Delicious frosting but don't let the bourbon fool you; it will taste strong when you make it but the next day you will hardly be able to taste it. Everyone loved it though !

Disappointing if you're after the bourbon flavor, which of course I was. Because I'm very familiar with this classic cream cheese frosting, what happened with this is just what I expected, so I...

Love this, used only 2 Tablespoons as other reviewers suggested -- also tried this recipe using Rum (2 tablespoons) YUM! Just tried the with 4 tablespoons of Cointreau with carrot cake, sooooo g...

Delicious! I used the suggestions of other raters and substituted orange liqueur for the liquid... perfect for fall spice or carrot cakes. A keeper.

This recipe right here IS the business! I followed other reviewers advice and slapped this on the A-1 Banana Cake. The folks I made it for loved it and I snuck a taste off the spatula...heaven! ...

yummy frosting. it wasn't as stiff as I wanted it to be, but tasted great. the bourbon flavor was perfect for me.

I made this frosting and frosted a fresh banana cake with it. Took it to a family birthday and it was a BIG hit!!! Use all of the bourbon, because the next day it really mellows out...will use...