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Tastes like Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated June 6, 2017.

There’s nothing like good old-fashioned cream cheese frosting, it’s an all-time favorite! 

I studied this simple recipe and its many variations from different diet plans, and then played around with it in my kitchen.

Taking this recipe one step further in my search for better health I cut out the sugar and cornstarch found in powdered sugar.

The Change-up

Replacing the customary powdered sugar with a fraction amount of agave nectar makes this recipe almost paleo, great for those on low-carb or low sugar diets who want a delectable dessert now and then.

I added a small amount of arrowroot starch to stabilize the mixture; its neutral palate doesn’t affect the rich flavor and makes the icing creamy, smooth and spreadable just like the original recipe.

The Road To Health

The road to good health doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a long journey with lots to do and explore along the way . . .

. . . and there’s adventure.

Culinary Adventure!

Imagine:  bright flavors tantalizing your tongue and teasing your senses; your mouth waters, the delicious aromas make your eyes roll with delight.

You can’t wait to dig in, and your tummy is satisfied.


Good health can taste great, and it happens one recipe at a time; a tweak here, a small change there.

Reducing carbohydrates and cutting out refined foods as much as possible is a good decision for regaining health, restoring the immune system, healing the brain/nervous system and improving joint pain.

Consider recipes from gluten-free diets, even if you are not gluten intolerant, because they will expand your healthy cooking repertoire.

Many folks mistakenly equate eating healthy with living on green salads and tasteless water-downed soups.

Whatever happened to satiety?

What about those special treats?

Giving up all your favorite dishes in favor of good health can be like sacrificing everything; it’s discouraging and not sustainable.

Using gluten free recipes can help change up your comfort foods.

You might be pleasantly surprised to find your meals taste even better!

Be reassured.

You can have your cake and eat it too!

We serve this yummy frosting over our favorite gluten-free carrot cake on special occasions.

You’ll never miss the cloying sweetness of powdered sugar icing because your mouth will be watering for this frosting.

It tastes like New York style cheesecake!

Tastes like Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

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Time:  20 minutes

Servings:  frosts one 2-layer 9 inch round cake, or one 8 x 10 inch sheet cake



  1. In a large mixing bowl beat together with an electric mixer the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add vanilla extract, agave nectar and arrowroot starch, and whip until frosting is smooth and creamy.
  3. For stiffer frosting add 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch at a time and whip until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Frost cake as usual.
  5. Store leftover frosting, or frosted cake, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Add a new depth of flavor!

  1. Substitute maple syrup or honey for agave nectar.
  2. Decorate sides of cake with chopped nuts or unsweetened shredded coconut.

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