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Cream Cheese Frosting

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This smooth, versatile frosting has a delicate vanilla flavor. The woman who made the wedding cake for our daughter, Leanne, and her groom, Billy Waters, used this recipe. It's also excellent on carrot cake."
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Ingredients

10 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and salt until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Store frosting in the refrigerator.

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Most helpful positive review

I followed the recipe exactly. It does hold up well with cupcake decorating, but you MUST refrigerate the mixture once mixed up. This makes for better consistency when using decorating tips.

Most helpful critical review

Not my favorite. Too much confectioners' sugar, not enough cream cheese, and an unnecessary addition of salt.

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I followed the recipe exactly. It does hold up well with cupcake decorating, but you MUST refrigerate the mixture once mixed up. This makes for better consistency when using decorating tips.

This was a great jumping-off point for the best cream cheese frosting I have ever had. I (kind of) doubled the recipe -- I used 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, 3/4 cup butter, doubled the vani...

Personally, I am not a fan of cream cheese but I made a cake from someone who requested cream cheese frosting. The rave reviews went on for days. Everyone who tasted the cake loved it and thou...

WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS!!! I give it more than five stars, this recipe was awesome! Family & friends loved it. I needed a cream cheese frosting for a friend who loves it better than any other type...

Not my favorite. Too much confectioners' sugar, not enough cream cheese, and an unnecessary addition of salt.

I'm disappointed with this. The reviews rave so I thought this would be exactly what I was looking for to frost my cake, but it tastes just like canned frosting from the store. It is good nice a...

This is a super easy recipe.I used this to frost my red velvet cake worked out perfectly not to much cream cheese and did not over power the taste of the cake(that's what i was looking for)If u ...

The perfect frosting for decorating sugar cookies, cupcakes, you name it! I don't think it tastes too sweet, or ANYTHING like store-bought frosting at all. Nor does anyone who has had it. The o...

THis frosting was FABULOUS!! To put on a carrot cake, we added a Tbsp. of orange juice concentrate and a tsp. of orange zest. Soooooooooo good!! :)