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Cream Cheese Frosting - Cupcakes

The club of cream cheese frosting lovers is vast and the cakes that taste delicious under its slathered coating are plentiful. This smooth and creamy frosting is not overwhelmingly sweet so it maintains its distinctive savory notes without overshadowing the flavors of your cake. Sometimes cream cheese frosting can be temperamental—if it’s too soft to spread you can stiffen by cooling it a little beforehand. If you intend to refrigerate it for later use, it should sit at room temperature for about fifteen minutes before beating with a paddle to reconstitute it.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Water - 1 oz
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/8 oz
  • Powdered Sugar - 1 lb
  • Cream Cheese - 7¾ oz
  • Unsalted Butter - 4 oz


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