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Tomato Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Tomato cream cheese frosting is sweet. You might not even know that the tomato frosting has tomato in it until the aftertaste hits you – then, you’ll know for sure. If you doubt that it could be good, I’ll give you brief preview of my next post: this tomato frosting topped first prize winner cupcakes! Details on that cupcake and my first ever baking trophy are coming soon!!

The Tomato Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Tomato Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Tomato Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


  • ¼ C butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 2 T tomato paste (I used extra-concentrated tomato paste to keep the frosting from getting too moist and runny)
  • ½ t vanilla extract


  1. Mix butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add more or less to make it as stiff as you like.
  3. Mix in the tomato paste and vanilla extract.


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0 Responses to Tomato Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

  1. Rachel August 19, 2008 at 4:58 am #

    I think it sounds great! I’ve heard of tomato soft serve being sold in Japan and I’ve always wanted to try it! And in Korea they treat tomatoes as a sweet fruit and even sprinkle sugar on them.

  2. Ivy August 19, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Yum, I am intrigued.

  3. Stef August 19, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    Rachel – We has a tomato sorbet recently that was amazing.

    Ivy – Thanks! I’m surprised you didn’t say anything about my comment about you and Sweeney Todd in the last post. :)

  4. Lisa August 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    How very interesting. Your posts always make me smile!

  5. Cynthia August 19, 2008 at 4:02 pm #

    Generally, I don’t have a sweet tooth but I am liking the idea of this frosting.

  6. PaniniKathy August 19, 2008 at 9:45 pm #

    Hmmm…it never occurred to me to make tomato frosting. But why not? I’m really anxious to see what kind of cake you paired it with!

  7. Natalie... August 20, 2008 at 1:01 am #

    Hmmm…this sounds different..Im trying to imagine what the flavour would be like.

  8. How To Eat A Cupcake August 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    Sounds insane, but I’d try it!! I can’t wait to see what it went on!

  9. [eatingclub] vancouver || js August 20, 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    Again, I wait with bated breath what this tomato cream cheese frosting is going to grace. . .

  10. Gigi August 26, 2008 at 1:39 am #

    i am dying to see the cupcake you pared this up with! you are so freaking creative.

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