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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

"This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla."
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Ingredients

servings 291 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 cups)

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 291 calories; 14.3 g fat; 40.4 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 111 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a tried and true, classic cream cheese frosting, especially good on carrot and banana cakes. I've made this so many times I haven't needed to look at the actual recipe for years! I've al...

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I did not love this frosting. The taste was pretty good, but I actually would have preferred more of the cream cheese taste and less of the butter. The biggest problem I had was the frosting LIT...

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This is a tried and true, classic cream cheese frosting, especially good on carrot and banana cakes. I've made this so many times I haven't needed to look at the actual recipe for years! I've al...

Great frosting! I only used 2 cups of powdered sugar and it came out fantastic.

Good basic cream cheese frosting. It is sweet, as other reviewers have noted, but isn't that the point? I made it exactly as reciped and it was the right consistency and flavor. It does make ...

I decorate wedding cakes and this is the most delicious (not to mention easiest) recipe I've come across. Great on cinnamon rolls, mocha, spice, and carrot cakes! I thought the consistency was...

this is a great recipe. I did notice when looking at carrot cake recipe's they mention using 'cream cheese frosting II', however there are 2 of those! I like this one. I, like some other revi...

Well...I might as well glue this stuff to my butt because that's where it's going after I eat it all. This was a delicious frosting. I did alter it a bit to suit my taste. I used about 4-1/2 c...

This frosting is so yummy! I recommend starting with 3 cups of sugar and adding more to taste.

This is fantastic! I have been searching for a cream cheese frosting that is not too sweet and this is it! It is the perfect proportion of cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Enjoy!

I did not love this frosting. The taste was pretty good, but I actually would have preferred more of the cream cheese taste and less of the butter. The biggest problem I had was the frosting LIT...