Cream Cheese Frosting
This not-too-sweet frosting is a star atop cupcakes and a favorite on carrot cake.
- 1 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Place butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high until fluffy. Reduce speed; add confectioners' sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined.