Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



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You know that no cake, cupcake, bar or cookie is complete without the perfect layer of cream cheese icing or frosting. Luckily, our spreadable and creamy homemade recipe is ready in just 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients. Sweet with just the right amount of tang, this from-scratch Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is the perfect finish for carrot cake, red velvet cupcakes, pumpkin-spice bars and more. Soon you'll be adding this cream cheese frosting recipe to everything on the dessert tray and more.

Recipe From bettycrocker.com

Provided by By Stephanie Wise

Categories     Dessert

Time 5m

Yield 32

Number Of Ingredients 4

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar, plus more as needed
Calories170
Carbohydrate21 g
Cholesterol25 mg
Fat2
Fiber0 g
Protein0 g
SaturatedFat6 g
ServingSize1 Serving
Sodium85 mg
Sugar20 g
TransFat0 g

Steps:

  • In large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in vanilla, then stir in powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar as needed until frosting is a thick spreadable consistency.
  • Spread or pipe frosting on cooled cake or cupcakes.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



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Try Martha Stewart's quick and easy cream cheese frosting recipe. Cream cheese frosting is a delicious delight atop cupcakes and a favorite on pumpkin cake, carrot cake, and more.

Recipe From marthastewart.com

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dessert & Treats Recipes

Yield Makes about 2 cups

Number Of Ingredients 4

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Steps:

  • Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, soften cream cheese. Gradually add butter, and continue beating until smooth and well blended. Sift in confectioners' sugar, and continue beating until smooth. Add vanilla, and stir to combine.

BASIC CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



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This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.

Recipe From allrecipes.com

Provided by JJ

Categories     Desserts     Frostings and Icings     Cream Cheese

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 4

½ cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Calories291.5 calories
Carbohydrate40.4 g
Cholesterol41.1 mg
Fat14.3 g
Protein1.5 g
SaturatedFat9 g
Sodium110.9 mg
Sugar39.3 g

Steps:

  • Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

EASY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



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This is a simple recipe for delicious cream cheese frosting. It has less powdered sugar than most recipes. That's one reason it tastes so good.

Recipe From allrecipes.com

Provided by live_love_cook

Categories     Desserts     Frostings and Icings     Cream Cheese

Time 15m

Yield 15

Number Of Ingredients 4

½ cup butter
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
Calories160.5 calories
Carbohydrate17 g
Cholesterol28.7 mg
Fat10.1 g
Protein0.9 g
SaturatedFat6.4 g
Sodium77.4 mg
Sugar16.5 g

Steps:

  • Heat butter in a microwave-safe dish in microwave on high for 7 seconds. Transfer butter to a bowl and beat with cream cheese and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until mixture is nearly fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir confectioners' sugar into cream cheese mixture to make a smooth frosting. Store in refrigerator.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



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Recipe From foodnetwork.com

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     dessert

Time 15m

Number Of Ingredients 4

4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps:

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



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Whip up this easy cream cheese frosting for icing classic bakes like carrot cake, cinnamon buns, chocolate cake or cupcakes

Recipe From bbcgoodfood.com

Provided by Good Food team

Categories     Afternoon tea, Dessert, Treat

Time 15m

Yield Will cover a 18cm cake (approx 8 people)

Number Of Ingredients 4

100g butter , softened
1 tbsp orange juice (optional)
100g icing sugar , sieved
200g full fat cream cheese
Calories206 calories
Fat16 grams fat
SaturatedFat10 grams saturated fat
Carbohydrate13 grams carbohydrates
Sugar13 grams sugar
Protein1 grams protein
Sodium0.4 milligram of sodium

Steps:

  • Beat the softened butter to a soft and even consistency. Add the orange juice, if using, then the icing sugar. Cream until you have a smooth, soft buttercream consistency.
  • Add the cream cheese and work it in - don't beat it in, just slowly mix with a wooden spoon. Depending on how soft the mixture is, you may want to put it in the fridge for 10 mins at this point. If it's runny, it will firm up again. It should be spreadable and not run off the cake.

EASY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FOR CARROT CAKE



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Use this simple cream-cheese frosting generously on our Carrot Cake.

Recipe From marthastewart.com

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dessert & Treats Recipes

Yield Makes enough for one 9-inch, three-layer cake

Number Of Ingredients 4

16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and brought to room temperature
2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted

Steps:

  • Beat cream cheese and vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add butter, beating until incorporated after each addition.
  • Reduce speed to low. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, and beat until fluffy and smooth.

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