Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces salted butter, softened, or Crisco shortening
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
2 Tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon each almond and vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar (625 grams or 20 ounces)
1. Place ingredients, except the powdered sugar, in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip until smooth.
2. Add the powdered sugar, a cupful at a time, and continue beating until smooth and stiff enough to spread.
Pairs Well With
This is a delicious cream cheese frosting for cakes. Cream cheese has a pleasantly tart flavor that complements anything from chocolate to carrot cake. Try substituting Crisco vegetable shortening for the butter for a frosting that develops crusty edges as it sits.