Baking Classics: Cream Cheese Frosting

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The Technique

Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting is one of those recipes that may be used with all kinds of baking & pastry applications. It has long been associated with layer cakes such as Red Velvet & Italian Cream yet versatile enough to adorn breakfast classics such as Cinnamon Rolls. Although I am featuring it with a batch of Buttermilk Carrot Cupcakes, just know this basic formula may be used for many foundation cake layers such as chocolate or vanilla as well as their cupcake counterparts, too. Learn the procedure for making this iconic frosting that you’ll reach for time & time again. 

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makes about 3 cups

12-oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter
5 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
A pinch of kosher salt

Beat the cream cheese & the butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until well blended. Add the lemon juice & the salt mixing until combined. Use as directed.

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How To Make Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting may be prepared with an electric hand or stand mixer. If the latter is chosen, use the paddle attachment for the blending procedure. Allow the cream cheese & the butter to stand at room temperature for a spell to make mixing a bit easier. If you forget, unwrap them place on a glass plate. Microwave on High power at 5 second intervals to knock the chill off. Just once or twice should do the trick.
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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

Beat the cream cheese & the butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer. 

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No. 2

Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until well blended.  

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No. 3

The mixture will appear soft & light after the first few additions, then it will become thicker. Do not add any milk to thin the frosting or it will not hold shape over cake layers & on cupcakes.

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No. 4

Be certain to stop the mixer several times during the process & scrape down the bowl sides using a rubber spatula.

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No. 5

Add the lemon juice & the salt mixing until combined. Use as directed.  

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