You have to have a great recipe for classic cream cheese frosting. It is a must in any baker's arsenal. It comes together quickly and is perfect for so many kinds of cake. Baking a carrot cake? You have to have cream cheese frosting! Need something for your chocolate cake? Cream cheese frosting! Making a strawberry cake? Wouldn't it be lovely with some cream cheese frosting?! You get my point. Anyway, this is easy and delicious and a must make in any kitchen!
Some people do half butter and half cream cheese in their frosting, but I love that this is almost all cream cheese. It leaves that cream cheese tang in tact and is perfect for Linda's Carrot Cake, which just so happens to be where this recipe comes from!
Linda's Classic Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softenened
1 lb (about 3 cups) powdered sugar
3 T butter, softened
1 T vanilla (I used vanilla bean paste because I love seeing the little bean specks, but extract is fine!)
- Cream butter and cream cheese together
- Add sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth and creamy
- Frost cooled cake