Cream cheese frosting

Cream cheese frosting


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About this recipe: This is a wonderfully creamy cream cheese frosting that goes well with pumpkin cake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, banana cake and more. If you want chocolate frosting, add 4 to 8 tablespoons of best quality cocoa powder, according to how rich you want it.


Serves: 24 

  • 450g cream cheese, softened
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 250g sieved icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the icing sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.

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Reviews (22)


Sorry, but if were possible to give 0 stars I would. I made this according to the recipe but it was extremely runny. The addition of more icing sugar didn't help, and made it become more like normal icing. Personally I think the proportion of moist ingredients to dry was far too high. As I had no cream cheese left, I had to resort back to a trusted butter icing recipe (Which had more icing sugar than butter, and was perfect!) - 18 Mar 2012


Have just made this recipe and it is the first that didn't go runny. I recommend using full fat cream cheese and do not over mix. Really lovely recipe - thank you! - 08 May 2011


I changed the standard cream cheese for Pilly with cadburys choclate in it and it was amazing. Made enough to sandwich a sponge cake and cover it. - 30 Jun 2012

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