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Shiny Cream Cheese Frosting

Let this frosting chill for at least three hours before spreading. Use this to frost Citrus Poppyseed Cake or your favorite cupcakes.

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups
Shiny Cream Cheese Frosting

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 1997


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium-low speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add butter, and cream until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add confectioners' sugar on low speed, and mix until completely combined.

  2. Beat frosting on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Transfer to an airtight container, and chill until firm, 3 hours or overnight.

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