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cream cheese frosting

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

A thick and creamy pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting takes less than ten minutes to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious on your cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. It is super creamy and flavorful with a rich cream cheese taste and the right amount of sweetness.

serves 3
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cream cheese frosting

  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 1/2 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make cream cheese frosting

  • 1
    Using a stand mixer (with paddle attachment) or hand mixer on high speed beat the cream cheese and butter until it is smooth and creamy with no lumps
  • 2
    Turn the mixer to medium and add the vanilla extract and salt. Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the powdered sugar beating until well combined. Use 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar for non-piped frosting and 4 cups powdered sugar for pipeable frosting.
  • 3
    Use on completely cooled cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.