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Learn how to create the perfect cream cheese frosting for frosting cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Recipe includes instructions for vanilla and chocolate cream cheese frosting.

How do I thicken my cream cheese frosting?

The consistency of the cream cheese frosting will vary depending on the temperature. The easiest way to thicken cream cheese frosting is to put it in the refrigerator. As the fat in the cream cheese and butter cools, the icing changes consistency and becomes thicker. No extra powdered sugar needed!

Can you use cornstarch to thicken the cream cheese frosting?

Yes, you can add up to 1/2 cup of cornstarch to the frosting mixture to thicken. This will not affect the flavor of the frosting.

Can cream cheese frosting be used for the piping?

Yes! Cream cheese frosting is perfect for piping on cakes, cupcakes, and more.

Piping Bags with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Can you add food coloring to the cream cheese frosting?

Yes! You can add food coloring to the cream cheese frosting. Gel-based food coloring is the easiest to use and doesn’t add too much liquid to the frosting.

Does the cream cheese frosting need to be refrigerated?

Yes. Cream cheese frosting needs to be refrigerated for food safety reasons. Baked goods coated with cream cheese frosting should also be refrigerated. Cream cheese frosting is safe at room temperature for 2 hours.

Can the cream cheese frosting be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cream cheese frosting ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator. Frosting will thicken significantly in the refrigerator and can become unwieldy. To soften, let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

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Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Learn how to create the perfect cream cheese frosting for frosting cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Recipe includes instructions for vanilla and chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Preparation time 10 minute

total time 10 minute

raw material

  • 8 ounce cream cheese soften
  • 1/2 cup salted butter soften
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

instruct

  • Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together for 1 minute, until light and fluffy.

  • Add vanilla extract and mix until combined, about 10 seconds.

  • Slowly add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until smooth, mixing between additions.

  • Use to freeze cooled cakes, cupcakes or cookies. Store frosted and frosted items in the refrigerator.

notes

***For the chocolate cream cheese frosting, add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar.

Calories: 1147kcal | carbohydrate: 94G | protein: 7G | fat: 84G | Saturated fat: 51G | cholesterol: 246mg | sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 156mg | sugar: 91G | Vitamin A: 2940unit | calcium: 125mg | iron: 0.4mg