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Cake Batter Cream Cheese

Whip up the perfect cake batter cream cheese spread with ingredients you likely already have on hand! This recipe tastes like cake batter, but uses NO artificial flavoring. 

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! * GoodieGodmother.com

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of getting together with a few blog friends to socialize, talk shop for about 5 minutes, and eat. In attendance were Meaghan (Cook Craft Love), Tara (An Aiming High Wife), and Erin (No Bohn’s About It). Since the get together was split between mine and Tara’s houses, I offered to make brunch for everyone, with Meaghan’s help, because she was staying with me for the weekend.

She requested cooking lessons while here, so I taught her how to make macarons, and how to make homemade bagels. After seeing the super popular popsugar video about rainbow bagels, we decided we needed to make them, only not using the bagel shop’s recipe, because I still wanted them to taste like actual bagels and have the “right” texture. I think they turned out pretty good, and Meaghan and I walked around with fantastically dyed hands for a day or so, so that was fun. I don’t think I’ll make those again, regular bagels are just fine with me, but I will make this cake batter cream cheese again for sure. 

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! * GoodieGodmother.com

In the video about the bagel shop, it was mentioned that they serve their bagels with a sweet cream cheese, so I had to figure out a recipe to complete the experience, right? The problem is… every recipe for cake batter cream cheese that I found called for butter extract. WHAT is butter extract? It’s a lab concoction food and imitation flavoring. We really try to avoid imitation flavors whenever possible, so I set out to make a cake batter cream cheese without butter extract. And it worked. Hooray for real food (almost…  I did use sprinkles because those are a must)!

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! * GoodieGodmother.com

Real butter is the answer y’all, and the best flavor comes from your higher quality “buttery” tasting butters like the Irish brand that starts with a “k”, but don’t feel you need to go out and buy something special. Use what you have, if you need to add a smidge more butter to get the right flavor, go ahead. The point is, you’ll get a really good cake batter flavor without any artificial ingredients. If you’re like me, imitation extracts have an aftertaste, so they’re just not a good option, especially not when they’re a crucial ingredient in the final flavor.

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! * GoodieGodmother.com

You can mix everything by hand if you want to work your arms a bit or are only making a small batch, or just toss everything in the mixer until well combined. To be festive, add some sprinkles right at the end. You may use jimmies, or I used small disc-shaped pastel sprinkles. The resulting cream cheese spread is light, fluffy, and tastes just like cake batter. It’s a perfect toast or bagel spread for birthdays, un-birthdays, and any time you want to feel festive. 😉 Enjoy!

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! * GoodieGodmother.com

Cake Batter Cream Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Goodie Godmother
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles optional
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except sprinkles in a bowl and mix with a fork until well combined, or stir together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  2. Stir in sprinkles if desired.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy!

 

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! * GoodieGodmother.com

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Hillary Reeves
    June 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I can’t believe you pulled all of this off. I’m so impressed. It’s all the rage in NYC right now, but I’d def prefer a homemade version.

  • Reply
    Byron Thomas
    June 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I loved watching the video; so good to see the final product. This cream cheese looks amazeballs! I’d like a big bowl of that and some fresh strawberries. YuM!

  • Reply
    Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
    June 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    This stuff was stupid good and I had so much fun making bagels with you! Can’t wait to get together again and try more delicious recipes!

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