On Saturday, November 27th, Rita (The Raford Inn‘s wonderful owner and partner to Dane) celebrated her birthday. Kristen, one of our innkeepers, decided to make Rita her favorite kind of dessert: Organic Carrot Cake made with carrots from Shone Farm and fresh cream cheese frosting.
Over the holidays, having a good Cream Cheese Frosting recipe handy makes baked holiday goodies even better. Use it in the following ways:
Make ginger snap cookie sandwiches
Put in a plastic baggie, snip the corner and drizzle over your favorite holiday breads, like pumpkin, spice cake, gingerbread, or even zucchini bread.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened but still cool
- 5 Tablespoons Butter, softened but still cool
- 1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/4 cups Confectioner’s Sugar
For the frosting: When cake is cool, process cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla in clean food processor workbowl until combined, about 5 seconds, scraping down bowl with rubber spatula as needed. Add confectioners’ sugar and process until smooth, about 10 seconds.
Happy Birthday, Rita! Everyone at The Raford Inn loves you and and it was a pleasure to be a part of your joyous day!