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Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

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You need my recipe for fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting.  What is frosting without cream cheese, right?  This frosting is amazing on my delicious pumpkin cake , birthday cake, cupcakes, Christmas cookies…or anything you need to frost!

I’m just saying…this is my favorite frosting recipe EVER.  It is just that awesome.  It is creamy and fluffy with amazing flavor and it is just awesome in every way!

This recipe will frost a 9 x 13 inch cake in a nice, thick layer and you will still have about a cup of frosting leftover.  At our house we love leftover frosting (have you tried it spread between graham crackers?  Yum!), but if you are frosting a smaller cake or don’t want leftovers you could half the recipe.

Hear me now…I am telling you, you NEED this cream cheese frosting recipe in your recipe collection!

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

 

 

 

 

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Cream cheese frosting ingredients

8 oz soft cream cheese, softened

12 Tbsp butter, softened (1 and 1/2 sticks)

2 1/2 c powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp milk

 

What to do:

Put the softened cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla, and milk in your Kitchen Aid mixer bowl or other medium-sized mixing bowl and mix until smooth.

 

making frosting

 

Once the mixture is smooth, add half of the powdered sugar and mix well, starting out at low speed so that the powdered sugar doesn’t go flying around the room. 

Add the other half of the powdered sugar and continue to mix  until it looks like this:

 

cream cheese frosting

 

Hint:  If you need your frosting to be a little thicker, just add more powdered sugar (one tablespoon at a time).  If you need it to thin, add a tiny splash of milk.  REMEMBER…you can always add more powdered sugar or milk, but you can’t take it out once it is in there, so use small amounts at a time!

Once it is nice and smooth, it is ready to frost your cake.  

Once you are finished, I recommend that you refrigerate any excess frosting in a plastic storage container.

 

Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This fluffy cream cheese frosting recipe is just the best tasting frosting EVER! Use it to frost cake, ice your cupcakes, or try it on pumpkin bars. It's ahhhh-mazing!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz soft cream cheese, softened
  • 12 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. Put the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Once the mixture is smooth, add half of the powdered sugar and mix well with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the other half of the powdered sugar and continue to mix with the hand mixer until smooth.
  4. You are ready to frost your cake!

Notes

Hint:  If you need your frosting to be a little thicker, just add more powdered sugar (one tablespoon at a time).  If you need it to thin, add a tiny splash of milk.  REMEMBER...you can always add more powdered sugar or milk, but you can't take it out once it is in there, so use small amounts at a time!

*If you are going to pipe the frosting, you will want to make it a bit more stiff so that it will hold it's shape. To do that, add a little more powdered sugar, a tablespoon or two at a time, mix it well, then add more if needed.  If you don't know how to pipe frosting, check out my How to Pipe Frosting on Cupcakes post!Refrigerate any extra frosting in a plastic storage container.

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 25mgSodium 76mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 1g

You are ready to frost your cake!  Be sure to pin this for later!  I would tell you to enjoy it, but I don’t have to because you will…you really don’t have a choice 😉  The heavenly flavor will dance in your mouth!

 

make homemade frosting

 

Tip:  If you are going to pipe the frosting, it’s a good idea to add a little more powdered sugar to make the frosting a bit more stiff so that it will hold it’s shape.  To do this, just add a tablespoon or two at a time, mix it well, then add more if needed.  If you don’t know how to pipe frosting, check out my How to Pipe Frosting on Cupcakes post!

 

decorated cupcakes

 

If you want to color your frosting, I recommend using liquid food coloring.  I like it better than the gels.  Gels get stiff over time and you end up throwing them away if you don’t use them fast enough.

 

frosting cupcakes

 

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See ya next time!

Deb

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