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Afghan Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

As a young intern in Washington D.C., I had discovered a small bake shop off of M St. in Georgetown. Little did I, or they, know that this bakeshop would soon get a TV show, grow immensely, and have locations across the U.S.

I was obsessed with their cupcakes, and when I asked why certain flavors had a particularly delectable frosting, they told me it's because those were made with cream cheese based frostings. I realized, this was the key to a delectable flavor profile that tickled my senses.

It's now something that I incorporate into most of my cakes, as a simple buttercream doesn't satisfy my tastebuds in the same way. After experimenting with different flavors, the recipe below is one I love to use again and again for most of my cakes. It's a fusion of my favorite flavor profiles: Afghan and American. Enjoy my Afghan Cream Cheese Frosting !

P.S. Looking for tools to frost your cakes? My favorites are all linked here.


Afghan Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (1 tbsp) butter

  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tbsp rose water

  • 8 oz cream cheese

Frosting Instructions:

  1. Place butter and cream cheese out on countertop to come to room temperature, this will take 1-2 hours to soften.

  2. Combine softened butter, cream cheese, condensed milk, and rose water in a bowl. Gently mix until well incorporated into an even frosting.

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