Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract


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The best cream cheese frosting by far. Not too sweet, not to powder sugar tasting. Smooth and creamy spreads perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Some are not familiar with making icings so don't blame the folks for following the recipe. fault the author for leaving out that the most important direction....all ingredients must be room temp! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent foundation recipe. Room Temperature Ingredients required. My office staff includes diabetics so I wanted to make this sugar free. Doubled the cream cheese and vanilla only and substituted Splenda to the equivalent of 1 cup of sugar. Result was mildly sweet, cream cheesy and delicious on sugar free devils food cupcakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely wonderful. I doubled the cream cheese, it absolutely needed it. After making this and reading the reviews, if you are having a hard time, you probably didn't let the butter and cream cheese get to room temp. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because it didn't even frost HALF my cupcakes. If you are making just a regular 'ol recipe, make sure you grab enough from the store to DOUBLE THIS. Very disappointing, I wish I would have known that this makes very little. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe last night to top my daughters 2 layer round birthday cake and it was more than enough. I dyed about 1 cup worth to accent the cake. It turned out so nice. Definitely better than store bought icing. It was sweet and probably could have cut down on the sugar. I just doubled all the ingredients. I don't think the icing would survive a summers heat. But it melts in the mouth just wonderfully. NOTE: Make sure your ingredients are room temperature. SO important!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Far too sloppy texture for decorating. Was also lumpy. Having to ditch this batch and find a different recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I made a melting pot of several previous comments! I used 8 ounces of cream cheese, only 1.25 cup of powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract! So delicious! Was perfectly sweet and tangy for my carrots cake recipe! The secret for the perfect consistency: make sure to let butter and cream cheese (several hours) at room temp! You won't regret!!! Will never buy commercial frosting again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
mmmmmmmmm.so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cannot tastes the creamcheese at all. I have to add a couple more creamcheese to enhance the flavor. But so far. so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This frosting is so simple and easy, doesn't require many ingredients, and it's absolutely delicious! It turned out the perfect consistency too. I'm saving this because I will be using it a lot in the future! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Heather; really? The lumps were avoidable...Your cream cheese and butter must be at room temp to blend smoothly. When using it decorate; it must be keep cold and then placed in the fridge to set-up afterwards. This is a basic, all across the Internet, cream cheese recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Room temp is so so important. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, this seems as though it was operator error item not reviewed by moderator and published

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