November 17, 2010

Cream Cheese Frosting

Sorry that I don’t have a photo of this recipe—it is always eaten too quickly for a photograph. 

3 blocks of cream cheese, softened

2 c. powdered sugar

6 T. butter, softened

Use an electric mixer to blend the ingredients together.  I almost always adjust the amount of sugar that I add to my guests’ tastes.  I’ve even used rapadura instead of powdered sugar as a slightly healthier option.  The rapadura, of course, will add a brown tint to the frosting.

Another option for flavoring is vanilla. If you want the mixture to remain white, use clear vanilla extract.  Otherwise add approx 1/4-1/2 t. high quality vanilla extract for this recipe.

This recipe is a super simple way to jazz up a boxed cake mix.  It can easily be dyed or add a bit of sprinkles, colored sugar, or edible flowers to the top for garnish.  Plus, it is delicious!  Enjoy!


  1. Mmmmm... I love cream cheese frosting but have never made it!