This stuff is rich, creamy, sweet, and smooth- it’s everything you expect a decadent cream cheese frosting to be.
Truth: I’m sitting here writing this blog post and catching up on The Voice on Hulu. This is the first season I’ve watched, but I’m loving getting to see the journey of all the contestants. It’s all so much more uplifting and positive than that other singing competition show.
As I’m writing this, I’m kind of wondering how to craft an entire post around a frosting recipe. After all, it only has four ingredients. And while every frosting lover knows it’s the true star of any cake or cupcake, a lot of people regard it as an afterthought to the confection it’s covering.
If you’re wondering what this cream cheese frosting pairs best with, the answer is: everything. Seriously, I dare you to make this stuff and not eat at least a little right off the spoon. But if you’re wondering about what socially acceptable vehicle you can use to deliver it to your guests- assuming spoons are out- you can’t go wrong with a rich Oreo cupcake or a light and sweet strawberry layer cake.
It doesn’t really matter what you serve this frosting on. What’s more important is that you make it, and that you share it with those you love. Nothing says, “you’re one of my favorite people,” like the gift of homemade cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Add the butter and mix to combine. Pour in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and mix well after each. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth.