I will confess that the name of this made me think of an herbal cough drop. But trust me, it tastes nothing like one! It is the perfect complement to the spicy ginger cake. For those who dislike the sickening sweetness of most cream cheese icings, I'd recommend checking the taste after adding 1 cup of sugar. I settled on 1 1/3 cup of sugar - you get the wonderful tang of cream cheese with the brightness of the lemon without the common toothache. I've taken the main ingredients here (16 oz cream cheese, 1/2 c butter, 2 tsp of vanilla, and 1 1/3 c of sugar) and written them down in my recipe book as Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting.
MrsH0507 Posted: 08/21/11