Once you master this easy frosting recipe, you’ll never go back to the canned stuff again! It’s ready in mere minutes!
Frosting placed on a cupcake or a simple cake will make it more yummy and pleasing to the eyes. Add food color and you can have a nice presentation to whatever bake goods you have.
This easy frosting recipe will start you on the road to making great cupcakes and other baked goods.
This is one of the easiest ways to make frosting at home. Once you learn the secret to this simple icing recipe, you’ll be able to make all sorts of modifications to it.
Just master this base recipe and you can make different types of homemade frosting so easily.
How To Make Homemade Frosting With Powdered Sugar
You only need four ingredients to make thick and luxurious homemade cream cheese frosting!
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Homemade Frosting Tips
Follow along and I’ll share my best tips so that you always get the creamiest, tastiest, and all-around-best frosting every single time.
Soften the Cream Cheese
Before you mix the cream cheese with the powdered sugar, let it soften on the counter for about an hour. This will make it easier to whip.
Make Frosting For Cake
The cream cheese is perfect for cupcakes. but it isn’t very easy to spread on cake. Buttercream frosting is better for cakes.
Change the extract
Be creative and change how it tastes – you’ll notice a huge difference.
Refrigerate homemade frosting
If you have leftover frosting or you are making it ahead of time, store it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to three or four days.
Easy Frosting Recipe
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Using an electric mixer with the appropriate paddle attached, mix the cream cheese and butter until it is smooth. Add the vanilla extract.
- Reduce the speed of the mixer to low then beat the confectioners’ sugar a little at a time. Increase the speed as you put the sugar. The mixture must be smooth.
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