Top your cakes, cupcakes, donuts and more with the ultimate cream cheese frosting.
Hi Bold Bakers!
My Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is truly the king of all frostings! Add a slather of cream cheese frosting and I think you will agree it improves any cake or dessert. Learning how to make this recipe is a must for you Bold Bakers – spread it on classics like my Best-Ever Carrot Cake, Crazy Cupcakes, donuts and so much more.
How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting
Besides being absolutely delicious, my cream cheese frosting is incredibly simple to make. In one bowl, combine a little butter and cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Then, add in your powdered sugar and a dash of vanilla for smooth and creamy bliss. Once your ingredients have been combined, you’ll discover rich, thick and perfectly balanced frosting. This frosting is light in flavor from the soft and tangy cream cheese and complimentary of any dessert.
You will find my cream cheese frosting recipe is super easy to work with and beautiful. This light, fluffy and shiny frosting is absolutely convenient as it can be kept in the fridge until ready for use.
I can think of endless ways to use this frosting. Make it for my 3 Layer Microwave Red Velvet Cake, spread it across a slice of my Best Ever Banana Bread, dollop it onto your cupcakes and smear it over your carrot cakes. The frosting is always my favorite part, so if you’re like me, you must give my best cream cheese frosting a go!
Use my cream cheese frosting recipe on:
- 5 cups (1 lb 4 oz/ 575g) powdered sugar, sifted lightly to remove any lumps
- 2 cups (16oz/454g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup (4oz/115g) butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high cream together the cream cheese and butter
- Once light and fluffy add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until it is smooth and creamy.
- This can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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