Make it Monday: Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

carrot cupcake

Cream cheese frosting is probably my favorite frosting. It is really almost a must for carrot cake and red velvet cake, but it’s great on chocolate cake and yellow cake as well! There is just something about the flavor that is a little more than just sugar.

It’s also not too hard to make. All you need is these ingredients:

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup softened butter

2 TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

4 cups powdered sugar

First, beat together the cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla. I find my Kitchenaid mixer works great for this! Then, add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time.

If you are simply frosting a cake/cupcakes, sifting is not a necessity, but if you plan to use it for decorating, you probably should, or it might clog the tips. Though I should note it is a little trickier to get the right decorating consistency than regular icing.

And that’s it. Ready to use! If you’re not a fan of the cream cheese taste, this fluffy frosting recipe is great as well!

What is your favorite cake to have with cream cheese frosting?

Comments

  1. I tried making frosting couple of years back and it turned out a bit too soggy. I will try it with your measurements and see if it comes out as fluffy as it looks in your picture. Thank you!

  2. Cream cheese frosting is my FAV on carrot cake!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  3. Josey Thompson says:

    Ohhhhhhhh a homemade frosting recipe is always the best! I’m slowly learning to bake, gonna have to give this a shot!
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  4. I love, love, love cream cheese frosting! You are right, carrot cake and cream cheese frosting are a match made in heaven! I’ll be pinning this! Thanks!
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  5. I love cream cheese frosting. I’ll have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cream cheese frosting is my favorite frosting. I could eat bowls of it if it wasn’t socially frowned upon (not including what my doctor or waist line would say).
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