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Cream Cheese Frosting

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Serves frosts a 2-layer cake | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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.

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