I was really digging all these beautiful pictures of layered cakes I’d seen on Pinterest! I wanted to come up with something for the carrot cake I had been making using Pamcakes. My goal was to come up with something that wasn’t full of butter and sugar. Well, with that in mind, here’s my low carb cream cheese frosting recipe!
The carrot cake recipe alone was already something that I had on repeat. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make, especially for a special occasion. I honestly think that adding the pineapple is a game changer. It adds sweetness and moistness to the cake without overpowering the flavor.
Now add in the layers with the cream cheese frosting and it takes it to a whole new level. This low carb cream cheese frosting adds a tad more sweetness with that creamy texture. It’s just as nice to eat as it is to look at. The layers just make it so appealing to the eye that you can’t wait to eat it!
Easy as 1, 2, 3!
It really is that easy! There are 3 base ingredients that if you’re like me, you always have on hand. Obviously one of those is cream cheese. Can’t have cream cheese frosting without cream cheese, right?! The other two are egg whites and sugar free Jell-O pudding. I like using the white chocolate flavor when I make this frosting. Feel free to use whichever flavor you like best! Vanilla and cheesecake go really well too.
Is it safe to eat raw egg whites?
Yes! Actually you can! I know what you’re thinking. Is it safe to eat raw egg whites? Raw egg whites are safe to eat and I found a great post on it! This should answer any questions you might have before consuming raw egg whites. I typically use the Kirkland brand (or something similar) egg whites that come in a small carton. Plus I like the fact that they are small so I don’t worry about them spoiling before I use the carton. I use the carton because it’s easier and I don’t feel bad about wasting a yolk.
You can make this low carb cream cheese frosting as thick or thin as you need. When I am making this to put on as a frosting for a cake I like to make it thick. When I want to use this base recipe for a drizzle I just thin it out a bit. Doing this is simple! I either add almond milk or a little more egg whites to the mixture in small increments. Be careful not to add too much at once. I use just a splash at a time until it’s where I need it. I drizzle this over brownies, single-serve mug cakes, pancakes, and pretty much anything sweet. Oooh, I almost left oatmeal bakes out of the line up! Yes, a drizzle over a slice of oatmeal bakes is delicious!
Thick or Thin!
The low carb cream cheese frosting can be made as thick or thin as you’d like. I always start off with a thicker version and add in the egg whites until it’s the consistency I’m looking for. If I want it thinner I just add a little at a time until it’s perfect. Often times when I make it to frost something, I’ll add a little more egg whites to what’s left and keep if for my daily mug cakes or treats. I’ll put it in a small container and it keeps just fine for a few days. I can drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or any sweet treat.
Although I typically make this with a vanilla or white chocolate base, it works great with regular chocolate flavor as well. Just swap it out for a chocolate flavored Jell-o flavor and you’re all set. Chocolate frosting is ready to go!Print
Low Carb Cream Cheese Frosting
3-ingredient cream cheese frosting that is quick and easy to make. It’s low in fat, low in carbs, and just low calorie overall!
56 g fat free cream cheese, softened
16 g sugar free-fat free Jell-O pudding mix
92 g liquid egg whites
*liquid Stevia to taste (optional)
*1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- In a medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and Jell-O pudding mix
- Add in the liquid egg whites a little at a time until everything is well incorporated and smooth
Depending on what flavors I am using I use either a vanilla or chocolate base. For a richer chocolate flavor you can add in cocoa or cacao powder a half teaspoon at a time until the flavor and color desired is achieved. The flavor of the frosting can easily be adjusted by using different flavored Jell-O and/or extracts. For example, I can use banana flavored pudding and extract when making frosting for banana bread or banana pancakes.