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Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe works well with our Molasses-Spice Cake.

  • yield: Makes enough for one 9-inch cake
Photography: John Kernick

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer until fluffy. Beat in sour cream, then sugar and salt. Frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day; bring to room temperature, and stir well before using.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2007

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Reviews (6)

  • Carolyn Nickoles 29 Oct, 2013

    This is not supposed to be super sweet like regular cream cheese frosting, because it is paired with the brown sugar glaze. A sweet frosting would be sugar overkill. As it is, it's spectacular. Best. Cake. Ever.

  • kissimmeekim 16 Oct, 2008

    What are you guys smoking that is not a lot of sugar???

  • SOMERSIZING 3 Sep, 2008

    Hey everyone, question and answer: Did you know that sugar in our bodies turns to fat. remember: a couple seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.

  • mmsrjs 18 Jan, 2008

    HEY AWIG, BE CAREFUL IF YOU ARE GOING TO SERVE THIS TO FRIENDS, SOME MAY BE LIKE ME "HYPOGLYCEMIA" AND THAT MUCH SUGAR WOULD PUT US IN THE HOSPITAL. WOW! MAKES ME SICK THINKING ABOUT IT. BUT I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT. I WILL TRY IT BUT WITH LESS SUGAR AND NO SALT.

  • foodiegalore 26 Nov, 2007

    I loved this take on cream cheese frosting..not too sweet just enough..perfect on the molasses spice cake....It was a hit with everyone at Thanksgiving

  • awig 7 Nov, 2007

    1/2 cup of sugar does not make this very sweet. I used 2 cups of sugar.