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Spring Garden Cake Cream Cheese Frosting

To achieve a smooth frosting, the cream cheese and the butter must be at room temperature.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups
Spring Garden Cake Cream Cheese Frosting

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2000


  • 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, and beat on low speed until well blended. Increase speed to high, and beat until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Use immediately.

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