Cream Cheese Frosting


For  Single Recipe    (Frosts a two layer 8 or 9-inch cake)


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth (do not over beat).
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
  3. Mix until fluffy and thin enough to spread over cake.
  4. If necessary, stir in additional milk a teaspoon at a time to achieve optimal spreading consistency.


Single recipe fills and frosts two 9-inch layers, 24 cupcakes, or a 13 x 9-inch oblong cake.

Half recipe frosts one 9-inch layer cake, 12 cupcakes, or 1 recipe of frosted lemon drops.

Cream cheese frosting tastes great on carrot cake, cocoa fudge cake, pumpkin molasses cake, frosted lemon drop cookies, and pumpkin cookies.

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Recipe from Betty Crocker's Cookbook. New York: Golden Press (1980).