This sour cream frosting recipe has a tangier flavor than sweet buttercream frosting but a lighter consistency than cream cheese frosting. If you like any of those two, you'll enjoy testing yourself at something a little different!

Quick Facts About Sour Cream Frosting

In this article, you will learn how to decorate your average cupcake with this above-average sour cream frosting! Using sour cream in the recipe adds a sweet-and-sour flavor and a creamy texture you'll absolutely love!

This Sour Cream Frosting recipe is ultra-creamy and a great alternative to using cream cheese! An easy, unique frosting that will add a delicious, tangy twist to cakes and cupcakes.1https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/68649/sour-cream-frosting/

Are you ready to make an awesome sour cream frosting? Of course, you are! Let’s grab some baking mittens and raid the kitchen!!

 

About Sour Cream Frosting

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This creamy and silky smooth frosting employs just four simple ingredients and transforms what was initially a buttercream frosting into something with a wonderful tang. Sour cream icing that isn't quite cream cheese!

If you've always thought of frosting as something that ought to be sweet, I promise you'll never look back. There is still a sweetness there, as well as that nice warming flavor of vanilla, however, the extra tang is simply enticing.2https://www.iheartnaptime.net/sour-cream-frosting/

It spreads easily, making it ideal for slathering over cinnamon buns, chocolate cupcakes, and carrot cake. As you would expect, it's a flexible frosting that may be used alternately on many instances when buttercream frostings or cream cheese could be found, such as these soft sugar cookies or red velvet brownies. It's great!

Will You Taste the Sour Cream?

So, you know how with buttercream you can taste the buttery flavor without really eating butter? And can you taste the flavor and thickness of the "cheese" in a cream cheese icing without really ingesting a mouthful of cream cheese?

That's how it feels to eat sour cream icing. You can certainly taste the sour cream essence, the smoothness, the tang, and the small sour bite, but you won't taste it any other way. It's a simple ingredient that elevates a frosting to new heights.

Nutritional Information of Sour Cream Frosting – 30 servings

  • Calories: 93kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Potassium: 3mg
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Vitamin A: 106IU
  • Calcium: 3mg
  • Iron: 1mg

 

Sour Cream Frosting Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10mins
  • Cook Time: 0mins
  • Total Time: 10mins
  • Servings: 30

Equipment & Kitchen Utensils Used: Covered container, medium bowls, teaspoons, tablespoons, measuring cups, electric or handheld mixer, and refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • A half cup of unsalted butter (barely softened)
  • A quarter cup of sour cream (more if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar (add more as needed)

Optional ingredients

  • Pinch of salt
  • Heavy cream or milk
  • Food coloring

 

The Directions

  • Combine the butter, sour cream, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add up to 1/4 cup more sour cream for a softer frosting. Use an electric or handheld mixer and beat until smooth. Then add half of the powdered sugar and mix until creamy.
  • Add the remainder of the powdered sugar. Add a tablespoon or two of heavy cream or milk if it becomes too thick. Add more powdered sugar as needed. Taste and add a pinch of salt if needed. Add a couple of food drops of coloring if desired.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the cookies or cakes or store it in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

 

Recipe Notes – Variations & Tips

  • Add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to make the chocolate sour cream frosting. It's a chocolate buttercream frosting variant.
  • A few drops of artificial food coloring for extra color would make a fun and festive method of decorating for a special occasion.
  • Bakers normally use unsalted butter because the tang in the sour cream balances out the sweetness, but you may use salted butter or add a sprinkle of salt to the frosting if you like.
  • This sour cream frosting is a great recipe to replace cream cheese frosting if a recipe calls for that and you do not have it on hand.
  • If the frosting becomes too thick, add extra sour cream a little at a time until the appropriate consistency is reached.
  • If you do not have sour cream on hand but have Greek yogurt (not Greek-style yogurt), go ahead and try it!
  • Swap out the vanilla with some lemon juice to make a lemon frosting.

 

How Do You Store the Frosting?

It's best if used soon away, but any leftover frosting should be refrigerated inside an airtight container. Since it contains dairy, you should avoid keeping it exposed to room temperature for lengthy periods.3https://culturesforhealth.com/blogs/recipes/sour-cream-recipe-sour-cream-vanilla-frosting

 

Other Sour Cream Frosting Recipes

There are numerous uses for sour cream frosting, mainly because it can be used in place of other kinds of icing for a difference!

These are a few of my favorite ideas to mix things up on occasion;

  • Pumpkin bars
  • Homemade Oreo cookies
  • Easy vanilla cupcakes
  • Oatmeal cream pies
  • Pumpkin bundt cake
  • Orange sweet rolls
  • Rainbow cupcakes

 

An Easy, 4-Ingredient Sour Cream Frosting

This easy, 4-ingredient sour cream frosting is smooth and luscious with a sweet and tangy flavor. It’s perfect for decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and dipping fresh fruit! It is delicious and versatile and goes with all types of pound cake.

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Sour Cream Frosting | A Killer Recipe on How to Make a Delicious Sour Cream Frosting (with Pics, a Video Tutorial & Expert Tips)
Sour Cream Frosting | A Killer Recipe On How To Make A Delicious Sour Cream Frosting (With Pics, A Video Tutorial &Amp; Expert Tips)

This sour cream frosting recipe has a tangier flavor than sweet buttercream frosting but a lighter consistency than cream cheese frosting. If you like any of those two, you'll enjoy testing yourself at something a little different!

Type: Cream Frosting

Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sour Cream Frosting

Recipe Yield: 30 servings

Calories: 93kcal

Preparation Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 0M

Total Time: 10M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • A half cup of unsalted butter (barely softened)
  • A quarter cup of sour cream (more if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar (add more as needed)

    (Optional Ingredients):
  • Pinch of salt
  • Heavy cream or milk
  • Food coloring

Recipe Instructions:

Step 1:

Combine the butter, sour cream, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add up to 1/4 cup more sour cream for a softer frosting. Use an electric or handheld mixer and beat until smooth. Then add half of the powdered sugar and mix until creamy.

Sour Cream Frosting | A Killer Recipe On How To Make A Delicious Sour Cream Frosting (With Pics, A Video Tutorial &Amp; Expert Tips)

Step 2:

Add the remainder of the powdered sugar. Add a tablespoon or two of heavy cream or milk if it becomes too thick. Add more powdered sugar as needed. Taste and add a pinch of salt if needed. Add a couple of food drops of coloring if desired.

Sour Cream Frosting | A Killer Recipe On How To Make A Delicious Sour Cream Frosting (With Pics, A Video Tutorial &Amp; Expert Tips)

Step 3:

Spread the frosting on top of the cookies or cakes or store it in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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