Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • Time it takes: 20 minutes *Remember to take out your butter and cream cheese early to bring to room temperature!
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Birthday, Everyday, Holidays, Thanksgiving
  • Yields 3 cups of frosting - enough to frost one 9x13” cake or two 8” round cakes
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  • 1 cup Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 lb. Icing Sugar 
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  • The great thing about frosting is that it is easy to adjust based on your results. Add extra icing sugar if it's too soft!

  • Beat cream cheese in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth, for about 3 minutes. Make sure to beat the cream cheese well before adding butter to avoid any lumps.

  • Slowly add in your butter and beat for another two minutes. Once smooth, make sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula!

  • At low speed, add icing sugar until fully incorporated. Add vanilla extract. Once mixed, beat for two minutes at high speed to remove any lumps.

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