My Go-To Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting makes everything better. This recipe has appears on my blog so many times, I decided it deserves it’s own post. I’ve used it to top cinnamon rolls, Oreo cupcakes, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, and everything in between.

When you’re making cream cheese frosting, make sure you give the cream cheese enough time to come to room temperature. If it’s still cold, the frosting will be clumpy. And no one likes clumpy frosting! I usually set mine out at least 2 hours prior to whipping up the frosting.

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Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my go-to cream cheese frosting. It will make enough frosting for 12 cupcakes and can easily be doubled.

Yield: 1 cup (enough to frost 12 cupcakes)

Ingredients:

4 oz cream cheese at room temp
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) butter at room temp
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Place the cream cheese in the bowl of your mixer. Beat on medium-high until completely smooth, 3-4 minutes. Add the butter and continue to cream until fluffy.

Add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time) until desired consistency is reached.

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5 Responses to “PINK M&M Treats”

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    CB — October 22, 2008 at 2:23 am

    J’dorable! Definitely has the cute pink factor. 😉
    /Clara

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    Katie — October 22, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Oh my goodness! What a CUTE IDEA! I LOVE THOSE!

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    Jen — October 22, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Yes these are so easy, cute, and quite addictive. I have a hard time not eating 10 at a time.

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    Neev — August 26, 2009 at 3:08 am

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    Neev — August 26, 2009 at 3:11 am

    hi these are so pretty…i dont think we get candy melts or the bark that u mentioned here in Aust, can I use melted choc instead. Thank you for this pretty idea. YOU ARE THE BEST.

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