Showing posts from April 22, 2012

Cream Cheese Frosting

It's birthday cake season! This past week, I made cupcakes for one student's birthday at work. She asked for chocolate cake and frosting that wasn't too sweet. I used my chocolate cake recipe and cream cheese frosting. They were super! One party attendee raved about how moist and light and fluffy they were, like clouds. That was so nice of her to say so! I decorated the tops with a squirt of Duff silver food color spray and Haley helped add the silver sugar sprinkles on top. Ingredients 1 lb cream cheese (or 2 8-ounce blocks, Neufchatel can stand in here if you can't find cream cheese) 1 cup butter (I used salted butter) 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar Method 1. Using a sturdy stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together  the butter and cream cheese. They should be soft, but not runny when you start, so slightly cooler than room temperature. I like to put my ingredients in a bowl out on the counter about an hour befo