Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cake

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September 2005

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8-ounce) bar cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Place butter in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, and beat until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes more. Add sugar and vanilla, and beat until combined, about 2 minutes. Fold in walnuts.

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