Cream Cheese Frosting

This not a perfect recipe (it has sugar), but it is much better than store-bought icing.  See my post about store-bought frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: Tops 24 cupcakes


  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar


  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth.
  3. Use to frost cakes and cupcakes.

Do Ahead Prep

Get out cream cheese and butter to soften.



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