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Cream Cheese Icing

Prep Time:

10 min

Cook Time:




About the Recipe


¼ cup butter or margarine

3 oz. package of cream cheese

A pinch of salt

2 ½ cups powdered sugar


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl

  2. Beat together until light and fluffy

  3. Adding a few drops

    of milk or cream, if necessary, to make the icing a spreading consistency.

  4. Spread over

    cooled cake.

Desserts made with cream cheese frosting do require refrigeration. If the frosting is already used on a cupcake or layer-cake, make sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you simply want to refrigerate the unused frosting, simply store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Before using it, remove from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before use. This way, it will soften up a bit. Another trick you could use is to add one tablespoon of heavy cream to the frosting and mix on low for about 1 minute with an electric mixer. This will ensure a fluffy and spreadable consistency.

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