Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sour Cream Frosting

Sour Cream Frosting is a great alternative to Cream Cheese Frosting for anyone who wants something a little tangy but does not care for cream cheese. Sour Cream Frosting is similar but a little more versatile than Cream Cheese frosting - it works well with pretty much any cake and can be flavored any way you like by adding extracts. One flavor combination that is strangely popular with my family and customers is Sour Cream Frosting with just a touch of Rum extract (about 1/2 teaspoon).

Sour Cream Frosting:
1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature
4 Cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring
dash of salt
Place ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. With the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until moistened, then turn up to med-high and beat for about 5 minutes, until fluffy. Cover with plastic wrap if not frosting the cake right away. This recipe will frost and fill one small layer cake or one dozen cupcakes.


  1. The addition of rum makes your family sound like my kind of people.

  2. Just found this recipe when I realized I was out if cream cheese, it's really good! Shockingly, I think I prefer it to cream cheese frosting!

  3. Made this today for my valentine cupcakes. Yummy!

  4. I am going to try this today. I look forwards to it as I do not have any cream cheese, but DO have sour cream.

  5. I also didn't have cream cheese. Here in Canada, cream cheese is much more expensive than sour cream ($4/8 oz block)! I went on Pinterest and found your recipe! Thank you very much...tried it and loved it!

  6. What do i do if I think I over whipped it and its super runny? I stuck it in the freezer to firm up and waiting on its results.