Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 3-1/4 cups
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Don’t use this frosting for projects involving a lot of piping because it’s too soft for that.
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1 box (16 ounces) confectioner’s sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine the cream cheese and the butter in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
2. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk and beat until smooth. Add the vanilla extract, and the remaining 1 tablespoon milk if the mixture is too thick.
Recipes from HELLO, CUPCAKE! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Copyright © 2008 by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.