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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Linda's Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

This classic cream cheese frosting recipe makes the perfect topping for carrot cake, pumpkin bars, chocolate cake and more. It is rich and full of cream cheese flavor.

beater full of cream cheese frosting


    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!


mixer paddle and bowl full of cream cheese frosting

     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!

If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes! 
 




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How to Make Cream Cheese Frostinghttps://youtu.be/ZnGZbSdqxFMThis classic cream cheese frosting recipe makes the perfect topping for carrot cake, pumpkin bars, chocolate cake and more. It is rich and full of cream cheese flavor. Plus it is only 4 ingredients and whips up in no time at all. If you are picturing soft creamy cream cheese frosting, this recipe is going to get you there!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eg9GECTOvBA/X8xfDgUT-MI/AAAAAAABDws/sOyzeccQi1AfCjpU-lhN8BvH3Mzlph6QACNcBGAsYHQ/s320/cream%2Bcheese%2Bfrosting%2Bthumb.jpg2020-12-05
Yield: 24 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

This classic cream cheese frosting recipe makes the perfect topping for carrot cake, pumpkin bars, chocolate cake and more. It is rich and full of cream cheese flavor.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb (about 3 cups) powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together
  2. Add sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth and creamy
  3. Frost cooled cake

Calories

119.83

Fat (grams)

4.69

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.82

Carbs (grams)

19.40

Fiber (grams)

0.00

Net carbs

19.40

Sugar (grams)

18.86

Protein (grams)

0.60

Sodium (milligrams)

41.48

Cholesterol (grams)

13.36
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10 comments:

  1. I knew I saw vanilla bean speckles in there...oh yes, my kind of frosting!!!! ;-)

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    1. I just love the little specks! Mine too. We should really be neighbors, Andrea!

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  2. Cream Cheese Frosting, one of life's greatest pleasures! Yours sounds outstanding!

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  3. Cream cheese frosting is my all-time favorite frosting flavor. I love putting it on chocolate cake. Or ANYTHING for that matter! This recipe sounds really good because it's made with mostly cream cheese and not half butter.

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    1. It definitely ranks right up there for me too! I love cream cheese frosting in all of its forms, but I really like how much this one taste like cream cheese. Yum!

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  4. Ooooooo I agree Carlee, I like to see the little flecks of vanilla in the frosting, too :) Perfect timing for Easter my dear!

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    1. Those little specks just make it feel extra special! Thanks!

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  5. Cream cheese frosting is my favorite type of frosting. Thanks for sharing with Tips and Tricks Link Party :)

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    1. it definitely ranks up there for me too, but it is hard to pick a favorite!

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