One of our Favorite Frosting recipe! It's not too rich, but OH so tasty! And Very easy to make!
1 pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar.
Put all ingredients into a bowl and blend together until smooth.
Add Milk 1 Tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you want.
To frost cakes/cupcakes you will want this frosting recipe fairly thick, otherwise it will not hold up it's shape. For the pink cake I used approx 2 Tablespoons of milk.
This frosting is difficult to use for fancy decorating because of it's inability to hold special shapes, but it is VERY tasty and works well for a basic frosting on cupcakes or to cover a cake. For embellishment frosting you will want something thicker.
For Different colors, simply add a few drops of food coloring for lighter colors, or lots of food coloring for darker colors. (Pink color in photo was approx 5 drops of red food coloring.)
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If you enjoy a nice cream cheese frosting, but find it is still too sweet, or maybe you just want a little "kick"; here is a fun substitution to the recipe!
Instead of adding milk, add Lemon Juice 2 teaspoons at a time until you achieve the thickness you prefer on your frosting.
It mellows down the sweetness, but doesn't overpower the frosting with a lemon flavor. It plays well with the cream cheese.
This is a fantastic alteration to the frosting recipe for chocolate cakes!
Have you tried our recipe?
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What were your results!?