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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe-12075

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Yield: Makes enough to frost a 3-layer 9-inch cake


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


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.

© 2009 Patrick Neely and Gina Neely

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 10 servings.

673kcal (34%)
223mg (9%)
51g (78%)
31g (153%)
148mg (49%)
482mcg RAE (16%)
0mg (0%)
75mg (8%)
0mg (2%)

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