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Cream Cheese Frosting for Carrot Cake

This rich frosting serves as the topping for Carrot Cake.

Source: Everyday Food, April 2005


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces bar cream cheese (1/2 package)
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. With an electric mixer, beat butter and bar cream cheese, both at room temperature, until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before using.

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