Basic Cream Cheese Frosting


Cream cheese frosting is versatile and easy to make. Use this recipe to frost a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake, or a batch of cupcakes. If you are frosting a double layer cake, double the quantities below.

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe type: Frosting, Dessert
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla with an electric mixer until well combined. Slowly add in the sifted powdered sugar and continue mixing until the frosting is well combined.
  2. If the frosting is too thick, thin it down with a little water.


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