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Traditional Cream Cheese Frosting
Tested 12/9/2011 by Food Safety Net Services
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) lightly salted butter
1 lb (4 cups) powdered sugar
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1. Let butter and cream cheese soften at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes.
2. Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy (about 1 minute).
3. Add vanilla. Mix on low until vanilla is incorporated.
4. Add powdered sugar gradually, still mixing on low.
This delicious recipe is too soft to be used for piping. It can be used under fondant, as a filling in between layers, or to frost dessert-style cakes.
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