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Could you add 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter?
D you mean add the peanut butter to the frosting? Yes, but 1/2 teaspoon would not get you very far. Here’s a cake recipe that has a peanut butter frosting I LOVE (no cream cheese, but the texture and flavor is great). But I bet it would be gross on a red velvet cake! /:
Smooth and delicious. I added Madagascar vanilla been paste in addition to vanilla extract for a deeper vanilla flavor. So yummy!
This recipe looks like a great base for frosting! Will definitely use for my red velvet cupcakes soon.
For Red velvet I would skip the butter and vanilla for a more creamy taste if you have a kitchenAid mixer mix on low then high until all mixed well I used this on my short bread cookies and they were delicious
Absolutely incredible frosting. I recommend adding a tablespoon of pumpkin spice and putting the frosting on blondies
Does this make enough to ice a Bundt cake?
Hi, Michelle! To be on the safe side, I’d increase the amounts to 3/4 cup butter, 12 ounces cream cheese, 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. If you have extra leftover, use it to frost some cookies!
can I freeze the frosting?
What do you add to make it thicker
Hi Burnadette! You could add more confectioner’s sugar if you find it too liquidy for your preferences.
I agree with previous posts, this is a simple and delicious frosting that I will continue to use as my base. I’ve been looking to perfect my carrot cake for a while and I believe I’ve found it! I made a couple changes and it came out amazing!!!
I used almond extract instead of vanilla (my mom got me hooked when I was a kid) and only 2-1/2 C powdered sugar. I whipped that icing for about 10 min in my stand mixer. Perfection!
I just made this frosting for a Red Velvet Birthday cake. It was a wonderful paring. This is a fantastic frosting recipe, I am tremendously pleased with the results. It was also very easy to spread. I doubled the recipe fearing I wouldn’t have enough to cover the layer cake, I have enough left over to frost another layer (I should have trusted the recipe for a layer cake quantity at the beginning of the page, it would have been ample. Easy and delicious.
Wonderfully simple and delicious! I think it is the best cream cheese frosting I have ever made or had. Thank you for sharing! This will be my go to recipe from now on.
If I wanna make flavoured cream cheese frosting when should I put my flavour in it ? I mean matcha powder
Hi Tammy! I would sift it in at the same time as the confectioner’s sugar. Good luck!
I used much more cream cheese than butter, and about 1/4 cup of buttermilk along with the sugar and vanilla. It was tangy, perfect to top the sweet banana cake. It is so good!!
Best recipe by far! Absolutely delicious! Will definitely be using this again and again.
I give it 5 Stars
June 23 2019
I made this frosting and it is very,very good.The best one yet.
This is so easy and so yummy.
Best icing I’ve ever made! I added cacao just because we are a family of chocolate lovers but the original recipe was fantastic also.
Do i have to refrigerate the cupcakes after i frost them?
Did you find out the answer to this question? I would like to know as well.
Hi, Kamelya. Cream cheese has dairy, so it needs to be refrigerated. However, the sugar will allow it to stand out for a few hours if you are going to make them and serve them the same day, but not extended periods of time.
OMG!!!! this was the best cream cheese frosting ever.
I love this recipe! I also added a 1/4tsp each of lemon and orange extract along with 10 drops of green food coloring to make my kids’ St.Patrick’s Day cupcakes, and they devoured every single one!