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A Recipe for Frosting/IcingThe Cake High Calorie Intake

Updated on June 27, 2012

For Those Who Cannot Have It Without It

Yes I am talking about all of you out there, who love cake, but need that frosting as well.

Truly a good cake is complemented with the correctly balanced bit of frosting, however there are several cakes that are not traditionally, or should I say by the generally accepted norm, not iced, or as some say frosted.

However, I have often found that the frosting or icing, is used to cover and disguise or plain hides a number of bad bakes. The craters those the run across the cake like the grand canyon. The hollow at the top centre, which resembles an ancient meteor crash landing site.

No, frosting or icing, should be that delicate, subtle top layer that enhances and compliments the inner layers delicately textured moistness, that is the cake.

This is a quick and easy frosting

Ingredients

1 tub (250ml) smooth cream cheese, plain

1 cup (250ml) icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method

Combine the ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon till smooth and creamy.

Keep in the refrigerator until you need to ice the cake.

Maintain Balance

We all have to restrict our calorie intake, and know that we should not skip a meal because of indulging in a bit of one or two of those forbidden items that are not on our carefully restricted and controlled eating list or plan.

The way to balance that indulgence, is to do a rough calorie count.

Lets say you consumed an extra 500 calories.

Your eating plan, has to be adhered to, so there is no way of skipping out a meal.

So what you can do is examine the ratio of fats, proteins, and starch of the meal ahead, and proportionally reduce it by a quarter all round.

What that does is it maintains the intake balance of the meal, and gives you a reduced calorific intake as well.

This will not always be enough to cover that indulgence, so you need to add an extra repetition to your daily exercise routine, or take a long run at a very brisk pace to help burn them off.

Or enjoy the cake and frosting, with your significant other, feeding each other in that romantic candle, or firelight. Then with some soft music (Jazz works for me), in the background, do what comes naturaly and you will burn off those extra calories.

Add a bit frosting to your life!

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    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Karen, the reason I play devil and angel is, without the nice thinhs in life, taking a simple meal and making it a feast for the gods, shows us how we need to feed our souls.

      The devil side has been handled too with a hub on fitness, two in fact. Yes, we need to excercise, but if we do bot have the tempatation, we then do not have the motivation for being fitter.

      So enjoy the desrt and enjoy burning it off, as discribed in the tail end of the hub. Or track down my other excercise hub, and waist them thar calories.

      Nice to hear from you.

    • Karen Ellis profile image

      Karen Ellis 

      9 years ago from Central Oregon

      Okay Rodney, I'm thinking about purchasing a pedometer. You attach it to your pants (belt loop) and it counts how many steps you take a day. I heard 10,000 steps is a good number to work towards. The reason I bring this up is that you keep plying me with these great recipes, but they aren't helping in the diet deparment. You are like an Angel on ones side and a Devil on the other.

      Cream cheese prosting is one of my favorits and it's so simple to make too. My other favorite is whipped cream frosting. My favorite thing in the whole world is cake and ice cream. I think it is a childhood carry-over from my birthday parties. My parents were always tight on finances, but managed to celebrate with birthdays with cake and ice cream anyway.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      I am glad you enjoy the hub G-Ma. Always have a plan if you like a bit extra!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Sounds like a great frosting...but I like the way you say to burn it off..Thanks. G-ma :o) hugs

    • Constant Walker profile image

      Constant Walker 

      9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Will do!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      My pleasure Constant, enjoy it, I found an even better yogurt to use if you can get it, try Granadella, or also called passion fruit.

    • Constant Walker profile image

      Constant Walker 

      9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Brilliant! That's all it needed...

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