Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cream Cheese Frosting

This rich frosting is delicious spread on carrot cake or carrot quick bread.

This recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.


  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the butter and continue to beat for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • 2 Add the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth and no lumps of sugar are visible. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. Makes 5 cups, enough to frost two 9-inch cake rounds or three 8-inch cake rounds.


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