Amazing Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

by on July 2, 2014

Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting for your favorite cake or cupcakes by @whiteonrice on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Remember my last rustic berry red velvet cake recipe? Well, that was just the beginning to return to my love of baking desserts and cakes. I promised I was on a mission to work on some of my favorite cake recipe
s but along with that has other duties too. One of them is to find wonderful frosting and icing recipes that I can whip up quickly, but yet have lots of flavor. And if fresh fruit is involved, I’m all over it like a baking beast.

This installment of my baking adventures was ignited when I saw Zoe’s blueberry cake recipe. If you haven’t seen it, you MUST. It’s a gorgeous blueberry beast and when I say beast, I mean it’s ferociously amazing.

Fresh Blueberry Cream  Cheese Frosting by @WhiteOnRice on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Not only was I blown away by Zoe’s cake, but I was even more enamored when it involved a ton of fresh blueberries that give that perfect color and flavor.

Well, I was instantly inspired and whipped up a version of my cream cheese frosting recipe from my red velvet cake with Zoe’s blueberry sauce. So Todd and I were in the kitchen in an instant, whipping up her blueberry sauce to add to our cream cheese base.  We love the simplicity and flavor of cream cheese frosting and Zoe’s blueberry sauce was the perfect inspiration to mix it up a bit for all my future cakes and cupcakes.
Fresh Blueberry Cream  Cheese Frosting by @WhiteOnRice on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

How can I tell you how much I love this fresh blueberry cream cheese frosting? There’s just no way to really express the fresh flavor and texture of this. There’s no food coloring, nor any fake flavoring. Everything you see and taste are fresh blueberries and cream cheese.

You’ll just have to make it yourself and please, promise me you will make it soon. July 4th is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to whip up a batch of your fav cake or cupcakes.

The flavor of the fresh blueberries really explode and if you’re gentle enough when stirring, you’ll get some nice pops of semi-whole, slightly smashed blueberries in every bite. Or if you’re a little heavy handed and break up all the blueberries, that’s ok too. What you’ll get is a fantastic color of blueberry.

-diane and todd

Fresh Blueberry Cream  Cheese Frosting by @WhiteOnRice on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 4 cups

Total Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe is inspired from the blueberry sauce on Zoe's blueberry cake. Her icing did not have cream cheese, but it does look amazing.  The cream cheese frosting is from our Rustic Berry Red Velvet Cake.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (300g) fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • finely grated zest from 1/2 a medium lemon
  • Two 8oz (225g) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups (270g) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher or sea salt

Directions:

  1. Combine the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest in a saucepan. Cook the sauce over medium heat until the sauce thickens and the cornstarch becomes translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature (to expedite the cooling you can use an ice bath to cool it quicker- or you can make the sauce a day ahead of time if your timing allows).
  2. In large bowl, add cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Cream together all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add half of the blueberry sauce and gently fold into the cream cheese frosting. Add the remaining half of the sauce and stir in until the frosting becomes a blue/purple color, or until you like the texture of the frosting. The more you mix the frosting, the less chunks of blueberry you will have in the frosting.
  4. Spread frosting on your favorite cake or cupcakes. Enjoy!
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nazia @ This Baker Girl Blogs July 2, 2014 at 1:37 am

What a gorgeous colour!

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2 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I saw that cake of Zoe’s and pinned it! And am pinning this frosting too! And basically I wouldn’t even need a cake or cupcake to put this on – just a spoon :)

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3 Vickie July 3, 2014 at 1:35 am

yum – I love cream cheese icing & the addition of blueberries just makes it sound even better!

I’m guessing frozen (defrosted) blueberries would work too?

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4 cheyenne July 3, 2014 at 2:57 am

looks absolutely delicious!
xo, cheyenne

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5 Alex July 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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6 Emily July 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looks absolutely divine!

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7 Anne July 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I rarely say anything about frosting(because I happen to have a dislike for them) but this looks absolutely amazing! Gorgeous photos!!

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8 Valerie July 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

I love fruit-ravaged desserts; this blueberry deity is epic! Also, the first photo is brill…frosting should always be dramatic & untethered. :D

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9 Lindsay July 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

Wow, this is a great idea!

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10 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 12, 2014 at 11:44 am

That color is absolutely stunning!!! Just love this.

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11 Michelle July 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Looks amazing, and fabulous photos. Easy to make as well. Thanks :)

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12 Meggy July 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Oh what a mouthwatering color, if it wasn’t food you’d still want to eat it. I got blueberries yesterday for milkshakes, but there’s just been a change of plan. Thank you for posting this – your images are stunning.

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13 marie July 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Great. I’m pregnant and now I want these. Bad!!!!!

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14 Thalia @ butter and brioche July 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

yum.. this looks too good! definitely will be icing my next cupcakes with this frosting. love that it’s cream cheese. thanks for sharing!

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15 Dani Meyer July 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm

This looks amazing! Love the color!

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16 Vera July 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I featured your gorgeous purple cupcakes on my blog hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do please contact me and I will remove it

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17 Jeff @ Cheese-burger.net July 29, 2014 at 3:52 am

Isn’t that just the most delicious color? This blueberry cream cheese frosting is definitely amazing!

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18 Rebecca August 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm

cream cheese makes everything taste fantastic! Stunning colour! Even just the rippling effect would be gorgeous! Definitely going to give this one a go :)

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