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Blood Orange Frosting is a beautifully colored and delicious icing made from fresh orange juice that is thicker than a glaze but thinner than buttercream.

Blood Orange Frosting

Blood Orange Frosting is a beautifully colored and delicious icing made from fresh orange juice that is thicker than a glaze but thinner than buttercream.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into pieces, at room temperature)
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
  • 2 vanilla beans (scraped)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached, cream together cream cheese and butter until completely smooth.
  • Add orange juice, vanilla bean, and orange zest. Blend until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, blending until smooth and creamy.
  • Frosting will have a consistency between a thick buttercream and a glaze.