Butter and Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ozcream cheese (half of the 8 oz package) room temperature
1 stickbutter,no salt, no substitutes, room temperature
1 tspvanilla extract
3-3 1/2 cpowdered sugar
2 tspjello gelatin powder, any flavor or type (optional)
How to Make Butter and Cream Cheese Frosting
- Make sure that the butter and cream cheese are room temperature. If they aren't, the frosting will not be creamy.
- In an electric mixer, using the whisk attachment, combine cream cheese and butter. Scrape the sides as needed. Add vanilla and milk and slowly incorporate until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar by the tablespoon while the mixer is on a low speed. Once all the powdered sugar is incorporated, whip for at least 1 minutes. Scrape bowl of mixer as needed. Optional: Add the jello powder at this time, first starting on low speed and increasing speed to incorporate.
- Spread on cake and refrigerate for a few hours to let the butter and cream cheese set up fully.