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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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Reviews (11)

186 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 63
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: Unrated
03/07/2017
Great.
Rating: Unrated
04/26/2015
This recipe has too little powdered sugar in it to frost using an icing bag. I doubled the powdered sugar and used a large round tip (1 A) to frost as a star tip would not have held the shape. It should also be noted that it needs to be doubled to frost 24 cupcakes or a two layer cake. It is delicious but as is should be used to frost one layer or 12 cupcakes with a knife.
Rating: Unrated
12/04/2013
I wish I had read the reviews first because I see that the frosting I have cooling in the refrigerator will not be enough to frost the cake.
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Rating: Unrated
02/11/2013
hi
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2012
My husband usually doesn't like cream cheese icings but he loves this recipe! The trouble is that I left the cake out and the golden retriever got it!
Rating: Unrated
04/03/2009
If you double the amount of cream cheese, the recipe is perfect and there will be enough for the whole cake.
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Rating: Unrated
04/11/2008
The frosting is really good, but it's also really sweet. I added some cocoa powder and it seemed to lighten it some. It was excellent on the cupcakes!
Rating: Unrated
03/16/2008
Yes I made three batches and just had a little left over. This frosting is so delicious I have been inventing excuses to make things that I can use it on.
Rating: Unrated
02/12/2008
JillyG is right make 2 batches
Rating: Unrated
02/01/2008
This recipe does not make enough frosting for the wonderful red velvet cake. I had to make another batch to finish the job.
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2007
The cake was wonderful, everyone lovedit. the only problem I had was that I had to use more suger that one cup. Should irt have been 1 box?