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Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Ever! :)

posted in Food & Drink > Recipes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes

    Total Time: 25 minutes

    Yield: Makes about 4½ cups; enough to fill and frost two 9-inch layer cakes or three 8-inch layer cakes.

  • Ingredients

    1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter, slightly softened (or 1 stick salted & 1 stick unsalted)

    1 (8-ounce or 226 grams) package chilled cream cheese, such as Philadelphia®

    2½ teaspoons (12.5 ml) pure vanilla extract, such as Nielsen-Massey®

    4 to 4½ cups (480 to 540 grams) confectioners’ sugar, preferably 100% pure cane, such as C&H® or Domino®, spooned in cup, leveled off & sifted

  • Preparation

    Using an electric stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or handheld mixer and large bowl, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add cream cheese and vanilla; beat until fully incorporated. Gradually increase mixer speed to high and continue beating until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary with rubber spatula.

  • Gradually add 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, beating on low speed (stir), until well combined. Add additional confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency for spreading and level of sweetness is reached. Beat on high speed until well combined and smooth while scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, about 1 to 2 minutes. Before frosting cake layers, rebeat buttercream to ensure smoothness.

  • Notes


    If not using immediately, the buttercream can be refrigerated for up to 2 to 3 days in an airtight container. Before using, bring to room temperature before beating smooth again.

    If using the buttercream to pipe details, be sure to use chilled hands when handling pastry bag as warm hands can melt the buttercream.

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