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Linda’s Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

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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!
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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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Cassie Tucker

Sunday 13th of March 2016

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

Carlee

Sunday 13th of March 2016

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

Katie

Sunday 6th of March 2016

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

Carlee

Monday 7th of March 2016

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

Michele

Saturday 5th of March 2016

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.

Carlee

Saturday 5th of March 2016

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!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

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

Carlee

Friday 4th of March 2016

Yes mam! Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

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

Carlee

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

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