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Total time: under 15 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: Makes about 2 cups (500 mL), enough to frost 16 or more cupcakes
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Cream cheese icing tastes great on just about everything. It’s a quick mix that can make something go from tasting good to tasting extraordinary.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • 2¼ cups (550 mL) confectioners sugar (icing sugar), sifted

Directions

1. In a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat together cream cheese, butter and salt until creamy. With mixer on low speed, beat in confectioner’s sugar, ½ cup (125 mL) at a time so that the sugar doesn’t fly all over the place. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy.

2. Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to serve or for up to 1 day.

Variation: Add a drop of food coloring to the frosting as you are making it for a touch of beautiful color.

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Nutrients per serving

Nutritional information is based on 2 tablespoons icing per serving.

130kcal (6%)
9mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
74mcg RAE (2%)
12mg
1mg
0g
14g
0g
14g
23mg (8%)
42mg (2%)
5g (25%)
8g (13%)
0mg (0%)