Easy cream cheese frosting recipe

cream cheese frosting @createdbydiane
Some people think the topping on the cake is the best?
Do you think it’s all in the frosting?
I recently made cupcakes and everyone asked if there was more frosting.
Yes, I put plenty of frosting on the cupcakes.
They just wanted me to then serve frosting, had I known prior I would have served frosting shots.
They would have been in their glory!
I thought I’d test the theory.
The cake…Red Velvet.
The frosting….Cream Cheese Frosting.
This is an EASY frosting to make.
To see if it’s all about the frosting, I decided to make the cake from a mix.
You heard right, a mix.
Then for sure I’d know if it’s all about the frosting.
They say that it’s the frosting that matters.
Let’s see if THEY are right.

 Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
1  8 oz package cream cheese (not straight from the refrigerator-but not as warm as room temperature)
1 lb butter (at almost room temperature)
{these items whip up well with no lumps it they aren’t cold}
5 cups powdered sugar (sifted-really sift it, that way you’ll ensure there aren’t lumps)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat the cream cheese, then add in the butter.
Once beaten smooth add in one cup of sugar at a time. Add in Vanilla.This generously frosts 24 cupcakes.
That’s easy, right?
I think so.
It never fails!
It’s always a favorite.
I topped Red Velvet Cupcakes with the Cream Cheese Frosting.
Some even got topped with mini chocolate chips
 the Red Velvet is so pretty
The big question….is it the cupcake or the frosting that matters?
According to the taste testers in this debate.
The liked the cake, but LOVED the frosting!
Cream Cheese Frosting WINS!!!!
I’m sure they could have eaten the entire bowl of frosting, it was a huge hit.
I suppose I’ll have to make many varieties of cupcakes to see if this is the,
 Easiest and most DELICIOUS frosting.
 I know I have plenty of tasters ready for that challenge.
It was no surprise to me (and I’m the one who often prefers the cake to the frosting)
that the frosting won. It’s really hard to beat out cream cheese!These were piped with tip #808

If you are more of a chocolate kind of person,
you may prefer this…..

chocolate cream cheese frosting 
one cup butter
one package cream cheese
about 5 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
2T milk
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Comments

  1. 1

    Amanda says

    I just did one really similar to this… and I have to tell ya, its all I think about! I used to love buttercream, now I am ALL about the cream cheese!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

  2. 3

    Paula says

    Your cupcake is beautiful with that delicious cream cheese frosting swirled on top with a few teasers of chocolate chips.

    Personally, I feel that the frosting should just compliment the cake not overtake it. Unless of course the cake is not at it's best and really needs help :)

    p.s. anymore of your Mom's Blueberry Pie left? (hint hint)

  3. 4

    Michelle @ Flying Giggles says

    Cream cheese frosting is by far my favorite type and I am always using it when we make cakes/cupcakes.

  4. 7

    The Captain's Daughter says

    Your cupcakes look amazing! Do tell… which tip is it that you used to pipe your icing onto the cupcakes? I love that poof!!

    Bravo!

  5. 8

    Raina says

    Great frosting recipe..thanks! Your cupcakes look amazing:) I personally like both the cake and the frosting together, but my family loves the frosting better for sure. They would be all over the frosting shots..lol

  6. 9

    TuesdaySusan says

    Thank you, Thank you, Diane! FINALLY…..the frosting of my dreams! You have no idea how happy this makes me…..Susan :-)

  7. 10

    Bonnie says

    mmmm mmmmmm MMMMMMMMM! ok, I'm ready to earn the calories for these cupcakes and that pie! they sound fabulous! thanks so much for sharing!!

    xoxo,
    Bonnie

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