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Light Cream Cheese Frosting
Source: The following recipe from the Diabetic Goodie Book (©1996) was contributed by author Kathy Kochan.

A creamy frosting made with cream cheese and egg whites and flavored with vanilla and a hint of orange.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 24 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32.4
Total Carbs 2.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Total Fat 1.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Potassium 18.6 mg
Protein 1.2 g
Sodium 33.0 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1/2 Other Carbs
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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0 1/4 cup  sugar
2 tbsp  orange juice
2 tsp  Egg Whites, dried
2 tbsp  cold water
1 cup  low fat cream cheese
0 1/2 tsp  grated orange peel
0 1/2 tsp  vanilla extract
  1. In 1-cup glass measuring cup, microwave sugar and orange juice for 1 minute; stir.
  2. In small bowl, using electric mixer at high speed, beat dried egg white powder and water until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar mixture in a thin stream. Continue beating at high speed until mixture is thick and glossy, about 4 minutes; scrape bowl occasionally.
  3. In medium bowl, using same beaters at high speed, beat cream cheese, orange peel and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes; scrape bowl occasionally.
  4. Add 1/3 of egg white mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating at low speed, just until blended. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in remaining egg white mixture until it is completely blended into cream cheese mixture.
  5. Frost cake and store covered in refrigerator.

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