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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

JJ

Your basic cream cheese frosting.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
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Reviews

naples34102
369
1/17/2008

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 always used 3-1/2 to 4 c. of powdered sugar, but you can certainly use less, down to as little as 2 c., if you like a less-sweet, thicker, firmer, more cream cheesey frosting. Add a little cocoa powder or melted chocolate, to taste, for Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting.

peapodleaf
226
3/13/2003

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

FREDRICA2
196
11/6/2003

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 plenty for a three-tier cake. I made a basic white cake with strawberry preserves between each layer frosted with this frosting for my husband for Father's Day. I served fresh maserated berries on the side. Excellent! A definate keeper frosting recipe when you want something rich, sweet and dense.