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cream cheese frosting recipe

Crusting Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

A delicious cream cheese buttercream that is sturdy enough to pipe or frost and fill your cakes. 
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 3 lbs
Calories: 1989kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (340 g) cream cheese room temp
  • 12 oz (340 g) unsalted butter room temp
  • 48 oz (1361 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) clear vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt

Instructions

Instructions

  • Cream the softened butter with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add in your softened cream cheese and continue creaming on low until fully incorporated and smooth. 
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, letting fully incorporate before adding the next cup. Add in vanilla and salt. Mix at low for 5-6 minutes until smooth.
  • For a whiter buttercream, add white food coloring. Store leftover buttercream in the fridge for up to a week or freeze up to 6 months. 

Notes

This buttercream cannot be left out for more than 4 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 1989kcal (99%) | Carbohydrates: 305g (102%) | Protein: 5g (10%) | Fat: 87g (134%) | Saturated Fat: 53g (265%) | Cholesterol: 245mg (82%) | Sodium: 788mg (33%) | Potassium: 122mg (3%) | Sugar: 298g (331%) | Vitamin A: 2905IU (58%) | Calcium: 92mg (9%) | Iron: 0.5mg (3%)