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Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Equipmentelectric mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, sweet

Ingredients

  • Three 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 5 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

In a standing electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a handheld electric mixer in a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and butter at low speed until incorporated. Add the sugar and vanilla. Increase the speed to high, and mix until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

Store in the refrigerator before using, until it is somewhat stiff, about 15 minutes. The frosting may be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days.

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