Cream Cheese Frosting

December 15, 2009 Ella
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Cream Cheese Frosting is featured on some of the most popular cakes namely Carrot Cake and Red Velvet.  I’v noticed recipes for Cream cheese frosting are routinely searched for on this blog so I figured it was high time I included one.  Its so easy to mix up and its totally hard to resist not sticking your finger in the bowl nonstop.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 block (8 oz) cream cheese at room temperature.

1 stick (1/2 c) butter

2 lbs of powdered sugar (apprx 7 1/2 c)

1 tsp clear or pure vanilla extract.

Mix cheese, butter, and vanilla till smooth then add powdered sugar. Cream cheese frosting is typically a little softer than buttercream.

Heres a couple of notes on this frosting.  First of all I’ve made this with light cream cheese before and was pleasantly surprise with my results. The consistancy is a little thinner, but whips up and is really fluffy.  I still recommend using clear vanilla to keep the color less muddy, so that should you choose to color your frosting, your more apt to achieve the color you want.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing, decorated like Snow Globes, from the Book "Hello Cupcake."


Entry Filed under: Frosting,Holidays,Snacks

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