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Cream Cheese Frosting for Classic Cupcakes

Versatile, tangy, and quick to prepare, cream cheese frosting has a soft consistency that's ideal for swirling or swooping. It's the classic choice for topping many cupcakes, including carrot, red velvet, zucchini-spice, and applesauce-spice.

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  • Lizbethbear
    26 DEC, 2015
    This was the best cream cheese frosting I've ever had. I did not soften the butter or the cream cheese. I followed the advice of mixing it in my stand mixer for a long time. I would say I probably gave it close to 5 extra minutes. The frosting had the perfect consistency and piped perfectly on the cupcakes. This made so much frosting. I liberally frosted all 24 cupcakes and still had enough frosting that I could have done 24 more cupcakes. In the future I will cut the recipe in half.
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    • laurabtussing
      25 MAR, 2016
      Quick question: did you use the whisk or the paddle to beat? Thank you!
  • Lizbethbear
    26 DEC, 2015
    This was the best cream cheese frosting I've ever had. I did not soften the butter or the cream cheese. I followed the advice of mixing it in my stand mixer for a long time. I would say I probably gave it close to 5 extra minutes. The frosting had the perfect consistency and piped perfectly on the cupcakes. This made so much frosting. I liberally frosted all 24 cupcakes and still had enough frosting that I could have done 24 more cupcakes. In the future I will cut the recipe in half.
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  • Ginny Loverde
    8 JUN, 2013
    ok..this is a question not a review......I don't have unsalted butter, can i still use regular butter?
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  • John Goodemoot
    2 FEB, 2013
    Best frosting ever! Maybe it was the double splash of bourbon I substituted for the vanilla...either way, it's super smooth, creamy and oh so good.
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  • CarmelinaCAN
    14 JUL, 2012
    delicious! you can taste the decadence!
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  • Gotfilm
    29 JUN, 2012
    I substitute "Raspberry" flavoring in place of the vanilla...it is really yum, with either Red Velvet or chocolate!
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  • Kimyko31
    23 DEC, 2010
    At first my icing was a little heavy. But then the second time around, I wipped it more with my electric mixer and it came out so SOFT AND FLUFFY!!!And it seemed to give me more icing than before! I would recommend to anyone that if you want it to hold shape, and if you want it to be fluffy and creamy, put it under the electric mixer for longer and you will QUICKLY see the difference.
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  • YesImAbel
    22 NOV, 2010
    Wasn't sure how it would turn out since I read the comment about consistency and agreed with it after making?
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  • littleredstrawberry
    21 FEB, 2010
    I had to add cream cheese, because it was too sweet for me!! I also did not like the consistency of it. :(
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  • eew
    19 FEB, 2010
    If you half this Icing recipe, does it still come out okay, or do you need to add more of one ingredient?
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