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Goat Cheese Frosting

Are you ready to take your dessert game to the next level? I’ve got something that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds and have you licking your plate clean. Introducing the one-of-a-kind, goat cheese frosting! That’s right, you heard me correctly. This is not your ordinary frosting, folks. It’s a unique blend of tangy, creamy, and savory flavors, with just the right amount of sweetness to balance it all out.

Imagine biting into a moist, fluffy cake, and then getting hit with a burst of tangy goodness that you just can’t get enough of. That’s what you’ll experience with this frosting. It’s versatile like cream cheese frosting, but with a distinctive twist that will leave your guests wondering what kind of magic you’ve whipped up in the kitchen.

Trust me, this is the frosting that your desserts have been missing. So why not try something new and exciting? Whip up a batch of goat cheese frosting and take your desserts to a whole new level!

Goat Cheese Frosting

Ingredients you’ll need

You’ll need a few simple ingredients, found in any big grocery store:

  1. Unsalted butter: The unsalted butter adds richness and flavor to the frosting, while also helping to create a smooth and creamy texture.
  2. Goat cheese: The star of the show! The tangy and unique flavor of goat cheese adds a delicious twist to the frosting, making it stand out from traditional cream cheese frosting.
  3. Cream cheese: The base of the frosting, adding a creamy texture and mild flavor that complements the tanginess of the goat cheese.
  4. Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the frosting. It also balances out the tanginess of the goat cheese.
  5. Lemon juice: Adds a bright and refreshing flavor to the frosting, cutting through the richness and adding a zingy kick.
  6. Salt: Just a pinch of salt helps to balance out the sweetness of the frosting and enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.
  7. Powdered sugar: Adds sweetness and structure to the frosting, helping it to hold its shape and creating a smooth texture.

For exact quantities and detailed instructions, take a look at the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

What does Goat Cheese go well with?

Today, we’re talking all things goat cheese and sweet pairings, and let me tell you, this is not your average cheese. Goat cheese is a versatile ingredient that can elevate any dish, whether it’s savory or sweet.

Savory

Let’s start with savory. Goat cheese is a perfect match for dishes like pizza, pasta, prosciutto, or on top of salads. Its tangy and creamy texture complements the flavors of these dishes beautifully. But today, we’re going to focus on the sweeter side of goat cheese pairings.

Fruits and Dried Fruits

First up, fruits and dried fruits. Goat cheese pairs beautifully with a variety of fruits like grapes, strawberries, apples, dates, figs, raspberries, blackberries, or pears.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing it with some dried fruit, like cranberries, dry figs, apricots, or prunes. The sweetness of the fruit and the tanginess of the goat cheese create a harmonious blend of flavors that is simply divine.

Nuts

Now, let’s talk nuts. Some nuts that you can pair with goat cheese include walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, pine nuts, and pecans. These nuts add a crunchy texture to the creamy goat cheese and create a beautiful balance of flavors.

Sweets

And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – sweet pairings. Yes, you heard me right, goat cheese can be paired with sweet foods too! And the flavors are unexpected and absolutely delicious.

Try pairing it with honey, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, crepes, cheesecakes, pastries, or cakes. The tangy goat cheese cuts through the sweetness of these desserts and creates a beautiful balance of flavors.

So there you have it! Goat cheese is not just for savory dishes, it’s a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of sweet pairings. Give it a try and prepare to be amazed by the unexpected and delicious flavors that await you.

How to pair this soft Goat Cheese Frosting

Starting by anything that uses cream cheese frosting!

It pairs perfectly with any chocolate cake, carrot cake, any spiced cake, red velvet cake or even brownies and cookies!

Click here for some inspiration! There are many Cake and Frosting recipes to look into and where you can use this Goat Cheese Frosting.

Troubleshooting

  1. Frosting is too runny and won’t hold its shape: This could happen if you over beat it. To fix this, simply add more powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency. You can also refrigerate it until thick enough to spread
  2. Frosting has a lumpy texture. This could happen if your cream cheese or goat cheese is not at room temperature before mixing. Make sure to let them sit out for at least 30 minutes before mixing. If the lumps are still present, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any clumps.
  3. Weird color or texture in frosting. This could happen if your cream cheese or goat cheese is expired or spoiled. Always check the expiration date before using any dairy products. If the cheese is past its prime, it’s best to discard it and start fresh.

Here are some recipes that use goat cheese, and some other where you can use it as a frosting:

Goat cheese cheesecake with Grapes

Goat cheese Cheesecake Parfait with Honey Roasted Grapes

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Perfect Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

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Goat Cheese Frosting
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Goat Cheese Frosting

This is an amazing twist for any dessert; it’s a tangy, not-so-sweet and creamy frosting, with a kick of goat cheese. It pairs perfectly with any chocolate cake, carrot cake, any spiced cake or red velvet.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Frostings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy goat cheese frosting, goat cheese dessert, goat cheese frosting, goat cheese frosting recipe, Maria Corcuera, soft goat cheese frosting, sweet fix baker
Servings: 3 Cups
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 12 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Cups powdered sugar sifted

Instructions

  • Beat butter on medium speed for 1 min. Add cream cheese and goat cheese and beat until well combined (do not over beat or frosting could become runny)
    1 Cup unsalted butter, 12 ounces goat cheese, 4 ounces cream cheese
  • Add salt, vanilla, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 Cups powdered sugar

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 215mg | Sugar: 47g

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