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Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 1048


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and vanilla until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add butter, beating until incorporated.

  2. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add sugar, beating until incorporated.

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