4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Using an electric mixer, combine the butter and cream cheese in a large mixing basin. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time, mixing on low speed, until smooth and creamy. Incorporate the vanilla extract.
What is cream cheese frosting made of?
Cream cheese frosting created using just butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and confectioners’ sugar. This cream cheese frosting is sweet, tangy, and decadent. What’s not to love about this?
How can I make cream cheese frosting better?
Try a few at first to find which ones work best for you.
- Add a pinch of salt.
- Add flavoring.
- Add whipped cream.
- Add in cream cheese for a lighter flavor.
- Whip the frosting.
- Add textures.
- Add freeze-dried ground-up fruit to add flavor.
What thickens cream cheese frosting?
How do you make cream cheese frosting thicker? Refrigerating cream cheese frosting for 5-10 minutes is the best method to thicken it. The frosting will stiffen up as the butter cools. You may also use meringue powder to thicken and stabilize the icing.
How to make cream cheese frosting from canned frosting?
Fill a large mixing bowl halfway with canned frosting. Whip the frosting for 2 to 3 minutes with an electric mixer (hand mixer or stand mixer) until frothy and doubled in size. It’s finished!