Cream Cheese Frosting
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
Makesabout 3 cups
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
- 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and, if desired, salt until fluffy. Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve desired consistency. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 234 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
May 29, 2018
It called for 8oz cream cheese someone said 3. Also it called for 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners sugar someone else had said 5 or 6 cups. Lol... I used a little less than 3 cups confectioners sugar and added in orange gelatin so to ice an orange dreamsicle cake. And OMGOSH perfect and soooooo yummy. Thank you so much for sharing.
Oct 9, 2017
Best cream cheese frosting! Tasty and enough for a large cake!
Aug 16, 2017
Best cream cheese frosting ever!
Dec 2, 2016
Classic cream cheese frosting! I accidentally used I need ounce block of cream cheese and still turned out with beautiful soft love the cream cheese. Perfect for using on two Bundt cakes. It can also easily frost two pans of brownies. As a volunteer field editor with Taste of Home magazine I enjoy using recipes that are time-tested and family approved!
Jan 5, 2016
Perfect cream cheese frosting. I did add a couple splashes of milk to thin it out and it turned out great.
Apr 4, 2015
Wonderful flavor, this is the only cream cheese frosting I use. I use an 8oz cream cheese instead of 2, 3oz pkgs. It is excellent on home made cinnamon rolls.
Oct 26, 2014
Tasty and really easy to put together.
Sep 22, 2013
Very smooth and easy. Used less confectioners sugar than called for - great
Aug 26, 2013
This frosting, even with 6 cups of powdered sugar, was too loose for my use. I used real cream cheese, so I know it's not the fat content. I'll eat it as a spread because it is tasty, but I'll use another recipe for a cake frosting.
Dec 27, 2012
It was great just as is (I only used 5 cups confectioners' sugar - any more would have been too sweet for me). I would definitely recommend it as a basic cream cheese frosting - I used it to decorate half of our cupcakes. However, I wanted some with a more "cream-cheesy" taste so I added a little more cream cheese - it was perfect, but only do that if you like to taste the "tang" of the cream cheese.
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