Foolproof Cream Cheese Frosting

This cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping for cupcakes, cakes, and anything else you can dream up. It’s fluffy and has a velvety-smooth texture. Cream cheese and butter is blended together to create a rich and creamy base, before sugar, vanilla extract, and salt is added, creating an irresistible sweet treat.

FAQ:

Q. How long will this cream cheese frosting last?
A. The frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, where it will keep for up to 3 days.

Q. Does this frosting have to be refrigerated?
A. Yes, for best results, this frosting should be stored in the fridge and then brought up to room temperature before using.

Q. Is it possible to make the frosting thinner?
A. Yes, simply adding more powdered sugar will help achieve a thinner frosting.

Q. Is it possible to make a bigger batch of this cream cheese frosting?
A. Yes, to make a larger batch, simply multiply the recipe by 1.5.

Q. How can I be sure the frosting is not lumpy?
A. Sifting the powdered sugar before adding it to the bowl will help prevent lumps in the frosting. Be sure to beat the ingredients together for 1-2 minutes before storing or using for best results.

To make this delicious frosting, follow these easy steps:

Foolproof Cream Cheese Frosting

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Recipe by Dish Lingo Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

cups
Prep time

10

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

This cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping for cupcakes, cakes, and anything else you can dream up.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack 1 (8 ounces) block cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 3 cups 3 powdered sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

Directions

  • Start by combining softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl and stirring until it froms a smooth and creamy mixture, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the bowl and beat on low speed for 60 seconds and then high speed for 1-2 minutes until it's smooth and fluffy.
  • If you'd like a thicker frosting, add more powdered sugar to the mixture.
  • The frosting may then be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Before using, make sure it's at room temperature, and give it a few stirs with a spoon or hand whisk until it's satiny and smooth.