It is easy to make your own cream cheese frosting, which tastes incredible on carrot and spice cakes.
Course Dessert, Pantry Basic
Prep Time 5 minutesminutes
Total Time 5 minutesminutes
1packagefull-fat cream cheeseroom temperature
1/2cupunsalted butterroom temperature
1tsp.pure vanilla extract
In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy. Slowly add the 3 cups icing sugar, vanilla, Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes.
*This recipe makes 3 cups of frosting, enough to ice a double layer cake. If you don't need as much icing, simply reduce the amount of icing sugar, which will also increase the cream cheese flavour. Need more? Just add more icing sugar.