Make it Monday: Cream Cheese Frosting

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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?

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  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. Ohhhhhhhh a homemade frosting recipe is always the best! I’m slowly learning to bake, gonna have to give this a shot!

  3. 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!

  4. 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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