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Cream Cheese Frosting for Margarita Cupcakes

The frosting can be made up to one day ahead and refrigerated. Bring back to room temperature and re-beat until smooth before using.

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  • Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter and sour cream on medium-high until smooth and combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in sugar a few tablespoons at a time.

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