This is my favorite frosting to use on
Carrot Cakes and Spice Cakes. Also great on pumpkin bread, cupcakes,
red velvet cake, chocolate cake, and
cookies. Give it a try!
Cream Cheese Frosting/Icing Recipe:
Condiments, Sauces, Butters, and Frosting Recipes
Yields: enough for one (1) large cake
Prep time: 15 min
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar
In a bowl of your electric mixer, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
With the speed on low, gradually add the powdered sugar; beat until smooth, creamy, and fully incorporated.
NOTE: If icing seems too thin, add powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. If it seems too thick, add some milk, 1/4
teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches desired consistency (it doesn't take much liquid to thin it out).
Store any extra Cream Cheese Frosting in the refrigerator. This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.
Cakes frosted with a cream cheese frosting should always be refrigerated until ready to serve.
Chocolate Frosting: Sift ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar before adding it to the cream cheese mixture.
Flavored Frosting: Substitute the vanilla extract of the flavor of your choice. Maple, lemon, or orange are wonderful.