I have made more frosting in the month of December than I did in the previous two years. Frosting is one of my great weaknesses. Back in high school, if my stepmom ever had frosting in the house I would smear it onto a graham cracker and devour it. Then I would fight the urge to do it all over again. And still to this day, I have to exercise great willpower when it comes to frosting.
This particular frosting goes great with carrot cake. It would also be great on a spice cake or a nut cake. Licking it from the spatula works, too. (Don't think I didn't do this.)
(Source: Christmas Baking 2010)
In a medium bowl, combine:
2 8-oz. packages softened cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
3/4 cup honey
Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. If the frosting seems too soft, chill for 15-20 minutes before spreading.