Vegetable cakes (such as carrot and zucchini) are the perfect platform for swoops of this tangy Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese, butter, and 1 cup sugar with a mixer on medium speed until combined. With machine running, add remaining 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, and beat until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes more.

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Reviews (4)

110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
This is my favorite cream cheese frosting. It's the perfect topping for carrot cake, lemon cake, and even my white chocolate raspberry cake because it's rich, sweet, but not overpowering. I love it.
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
This was absolutely delicious! I used a med setting on the mixer and even eased up into the higher settings for the last minute of mixing and it was fantastic! I’m trying not to eat all of it before it makes it to the cake!
Rating: Unrated
09/15/2014
I made this recipe for the first time today and loved it! I almost didn't try it because of the negative review that I saw posted, but mine turned out exactly like the picture; it was fluffy and delicious. =) I'm definitely adding it to my collection.
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Rating: Unrated
12/05/2010
I have made cc frosting in the past, but forgot the ingredients so came to MS. I always go to this website because every reciepe is amazing...but this won was a little disappointing...goo like and did not make a good frosting, I let it refrigerate to help, I made it work in a crunch. Made enough for a three tier cake and some. The only reciepe that has been bad..would not recomend..