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Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

about 3 cups

This smooth, versatile cream cheese frosting has a delicate vanilla flavor. The woman who made the wedding cake for our daughter, Leanne, and her groom, Billy, used this recipe. It's also excellent on carrot cake. —Sharon Lugdon, Greenbush, Maine
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and, if desired, salt until fluffy. Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve desired consistency. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 234 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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