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Category: Desserts

Cream cheese frosting

Let's face it, cupcakes are fun. Familiar, colorful and oh-so-cute, these whimsical little cakes are famous for full-on flavor and mile-high frosting. And don't forget the decorations. Best of all? They're small enough that you don't have to share. It's ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Makes about 6 cups, enough for 2 to 4 dozen cupcakes
  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups sifted powdered sugar

Step 1In the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, whip together the cream cheese, butter, salt and vanilla until light and airy. Whip in the powdered sugar, one-third at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate until needed.

Each 2 tablespoons:
108 calories; 1 gram protein; 15 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 5 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 15 mg. cholesterol; 55 mg. sodium.
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