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Cream Cheese Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese, cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Kasey Schwartz
Cost 5


  • 1 stick unsalted butter - softened
  • 8 oz package cream cheese - softened
  • 5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


  • Place the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Reduce the speed to low, slowly add confectioners, and beat until fully incorporated and smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the paddle and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Add vanilla and salt. Mixing completely.
  • Turn mixer to high and beat until light and fluffy.