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Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

Try Martha Stewart's quick and easy cream cheese frosting recipe! Cream cheese frosting is a delicious delight atop cupcakes and a favorite on pumpkin cake, carrot cake and more!

Source: Martha Stewart Living Special Issues 2001



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  • keelinelis2861909
    23 JAN, 2019
    I used organic everything and it still tasted good! There was a lot offffff butter though
  • MS12339104
    14 NOV, 2018
    Best cream cheese frosting I have ever worked with it uses less sugar but is sweet enough and super creamy. Stupid app only let me rate one star but I wanted 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • fribbittslie
    21 SEP, 2018
    My man likes lots of frosting..(me 2) so i used 2pkgs cream chz,2 cups confectioners sugar,1 stick butter and 4 teaspoons of mexican vanilla.(way better then plain vanilla extract) It was so creamy and not to sweet. Spread it on a 13x9 white cake with vanilla pudding mix recipe. shut the front door it was delicious!
  • Lexibrewer20
    13 AUG, 2018
    So I made the frosting for my carrot cake and it worked out perfect I just wonder how long it should take to settle because it's been almost an hour now and the frosting hasn't settled is this normal or did I mess up somewhere other than that bit the frosting has the perfect texture and taste and smelled heavenly
  • MS10517090
    24 DEC, 2017
    I love this recipe as is - i do not like overly sweet frosting. I made this to top some mini red velvet cheesecake bites. I made it again for red velvet cookies, i added a bit more sugar for the cookies as I needed a little more sweetness. This is a perfect and very versatile frosting recipe.
  • lettosouders
    29 JUL, 2017
    Copy/Paste (From a client) ..."The cake's really pretty!! But the taste is even better!!!"... And that's all Im going to say about this recipe lol
  • monicaavila05
    17 JUN, 2017
    This recipe is outstanding! The perfect sweetness! If there is to much or to little sweetness just add or subtract some of the powdered sugar, so simple don't see how some people could complain!
  • ALR5284742DW
    13 MAY, 2017
    Perfect! I used to make my frosting with 2 cups of confectioners' sugar which was too sweet for me. One cup of sugar is plenty sweet, and the tanginess of the cream cheese comes through. My family loves it.
  • vickytalasvega1
    10 MAY, 2017
    I just made it to go on my red velvet bunny cake and I must say... it tastes heavenly, it is sweet and fluffy and very tasty and easy and amazing and and and! Thank you Martha! And thanks to my cousin Maribel for posting this on facebook recently.
    • vickytalasvega1
      10 MAY, 2017
      Bundt not bunny. Sorry
  • suzy10485
    25 APR, 2017
    For all the negative comments saying its not sweet enough, that is strictly personal preference. This is a lovely and decadent cream cheese frosting, you can actually taste the cream cheese and butter. It luscious, very smooth, and tastes wonderful. It is not too sweet, which I find refreshing. I'm tired of all the really sweet frostings. This is a nice change of pace. This will be a go to frosting from now on. I love it. I would refrigerate this because cream cheese needs to be in the fridge. If someone does wants it sweeter, just add more powered sugar. I find it perfect.

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