10 ways to make Philly cream cheese frosting for cakes & cookies (1952)

Frosting, ten different ways

This seems a good time to talk about something else new and wonderful in the making of cake and cookie frosting. It is done with Philadelphia cream cheese, the same ingredient that helped win that national cake baking contest.

Like the versatile cookie mix, this is a one bowl affair with almost endless variations. Name a favorite flavor, and the chances are you can make it this easy way.

Basic Philly Frosting

Blend 1 three-ounce packages of Philadelphia cream cheese and 1 tablespoon milk. Add 2-1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, blending it in well. Then add your selected flavoring as indicated below and mix again. Each will make enough to frost and fill a 2-layer, 8-inch cake.

Vanilla Frosting

To the basic recipe, add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Maple Frosting

To basic the recipe, add 10 drops maple flavoring for a family favorite.

Coconut Frosting

To basic recipe, add another teaspoon of milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut.

Lemon or Orange Frosting

Basic recipe but instead of the milk, use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or orange juice and 1 teaspoon of grated lemon or orange rind.

Date-Nut Frosting

Basic recipe. After sugar is blended in, add 1/4 cup chopped dates, 1/4 cup chopped nutmeats, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.

Strawberry Frosting

Very pretty! Use the basic recipe, but leave out the milk, and after the sugar is blended into the cream cheese, add a dash of salt, 1 tablespoon of strawberry preserves and 4 drops of red coloring.

Pineapple Frosting

Basic recipe but instead of the milk, use 1 tablespoon of crushed pineapple with juice and a dash of salt.

Peppermint Frosting

Basic recipe and add 1 tablespoon of crushed peppermint sticky candy. A favorite with children. Very good for parties.

Mocha Frosting

To the basic recipe, add 2 teaspoons of instant (soluble) coffee. A favorite with grown-ups.

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