Cream Cheese Frosting
By Anne Heap
Our cream cheese frosting recipe is a perfect complement on a moist and delicious red velvet cupcake. Enjoy!
- 1 pound cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
Mix cream cheese with butter until smooth. Add extracts. Slowly add sugar and blend until light and fluffy! Fill and Ice cake as desired. Pecans can be added to top of cake for decoration. Use a piping bag with a round #8 tip to create fluffy cupcake tops!
I love this recipe!!! The powdered sugar doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the cream cheese. Most rescipes call for 2 pounds…too sweet and gritty for my taste. I use this over and over. thanks!
Thanks Lea – glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for the feedback!
Hello Anne, I have been enjoying looking through your photo gallery for quite some time, your creations are all so adorable! Too bad I live in Canada, otherwise I will be ordering your cake for each and every of my family event! I have never made a fondant cake or worked with fondant before. It is going to be my husband’s birthday in just few days, I am thinking to try to make a fondant cake the first time in my life!!! Scary…. I am looking for an easy icing recipe to go underneath the fondant, is this cream cheese frosting a doable choose? The buttercream recipes I found on the internet all looked very “fatty”, is there a low fat version exist? Once the cake is done (if I manage to achieve that stage) how do I keep the fondant fresh without drying out for few days? Thank you very much! Koko
Hello! Thanks for your comment! I would choose buttercream over cream cheese because it gets harder on the fridge. This makes it easier to cover with fondant. As for a low fat version… Unfortunately not 🙂 but you can just put a think crumb coat so you don’t have too much on there. Hope this helps !
It tastes great but I can’t seen to get it fluffy. Help.:)
Hi Lisa – Glad you enjoyed it! You have to beat it with a paddle attachment on the mixer – that should help!
Can you tell me what you use to get the hot pink icing? Thanks
Hi Barbara – we add deep pink gel color to the icing to get the hot pink color.