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Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

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"This is a simple recipe for delicious cream cheese frosting. It has less powdered sugar than most recipes. That's one reason it tastes so good."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 161 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (2 -1/2 cups)

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  1. Heat butter in a microwave-safe dish in microwave on high for 7 seconds. Transfer butter to a bowl and beat with cream cheese and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until mixture is nearly fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir confectioners' sugar into cream cheese mixture to make a smooth frosting. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 161 calories; 10.1 g fat; 17 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 29 mg cholesterol; 77 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I’ve made cream cheese frosting countless times and have never had any issues doing so – until the last time I made cream cheese frosting. It was considerably gloppier than I wanted it, and thi...

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It was just okay. It had a hint of sweetness that just wasn't robust enough for us. I didn't add the salt like recommended by others and perhaps I should have. I may try this again, but do plan ...

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I’ve made cream cheese frosting countless times and have never had any issues doing so – until the last time I made cream cheese frosting. It was considerably gloppier than I wanted it, and thi...

One of my favorite frostings EVER. I like to use pure vanilla extract in this recipe and add a pinch of salt only because Grandma always taught me to add a little salt when making frosting. It's...

A good and straight forward start, but you really are going to need more powdered sugar anyway, to get the texture right, unless you just want a sort of glaze.

My official taste-tester gives his seal of approval on this recipe! After years of making cream cheese frosting, I've ALWAYS been annoyed by the hassle of bringing the cream cheese to room temp ...

I really liked this recipe. I only added half of the sugar because I prefer mine less sweet. Delicious on the Applesauce Cake VI!

It was just okay. It had a hint of sweetness that just wasn't robust enough for us. I didn't add the salt like recommended by others and perhaps I should have. I may try this again, but do plan ...

Easy and delicious! I let the butter and cream cheese warm up on my counter instead of the microwave (I always tend to overdue it in the microwave and then regret it).

Never made cream cheese frosting myself though my mama did when I was a child. This was a very easy recipe to do. I did follow the suggestions made by naples34102, and doubled the recipe to ens...

Super simple, tasty and if you add a pinch of salt (1/4 tsp) it balances the sweetness perfectly. I added cinnamon extract and you can easily take this recipe and add almond, lemon, peppermint ...