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Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
7 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
4-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cream, if needed

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Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Serves 16
  • Easy

About This Recipe

Cream cheese frosting is pretty easy. You just beat together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar with some vanilla. You don’t need a lot of liquid for this frosting because the cream cheese provides a lot.

But there is one secret – you have to beat the heck out of the frosting or it will be sugary and grainy. Beat it with an electric beater for much longer than you think is reasonable.

Use this wonderful recipe to top Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, or any type of cookie.

By the way, I get lots of questions about whether this frosting should be refrigerated. Technically it should because it contains a dairy product. But there’s so much sugar in the frosting that it would be difficult for any bacteria to grow. If you’re extra careful, refrigerate it.

Steps

1
Done

Beat together the cream cheese with the butter in a large bowl until completely combined. Beat in the vanilla and salt.

2
Done

Then gradually add the powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. This should take some time.

3
Done

After all the sugar is added, beat for another 5 to 6 minutes until the frosting is completely smooth. You can add more powdered sugar or some cream to get the consistency you want.

4
Done

Frost the cake, cupcakes, or cookies and dig in!

lindaBest

Linda Larsen has a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College, and a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota. She has worked for the Pillsbury Company on the Bake-Off and in their test kitchens since 1988. Linda has written 37 cookbooks (and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005.

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