Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting
12 cupcakes

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this cream-cheese frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.


  • 4 tablespoons room-temperature unsalted butter

  • 4 ounces room-temperature bar cream cheese

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to 1 day.

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