Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

This recipe contains: Dairy

RECIPE

Cream Cheese Frosting

Mitchell Davis

Executive Vice President, the James Beard Foundation; author of Kitchen Sense (Clarkson Potter, 2006), Host of Taste Matters on Herirage Radio Network

This simple frosting recipe is the perfect match for carrot cake.

Yield: 5 cups

Method:

Beat together the cream cheese and butter until blended. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. The frosting should be spreadable (it will harden when it chills). If it is too soft, you can add more sugar to stiffin it or chill it somewhat before frosting the cake.