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Cream-Cheese Frosting

  • Yield: Makes 3 Cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2004


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle until smooth; scrape down sides of bowl. Add butter; mix, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar; add vanilla. Mix until smooth, about 1 minute. Use immediately.

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