Cream Cheese Frosting

Cuisinart original

A classic cream cheese frosting, perfect for variety of cakes, especially carrot and chocolate.


Makes about 5 cups


5½   cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
¼     teaspoon kosher salt
1      pound (two standard 8-ounce
        packages) cream cheese, room
8     tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted
       butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room
1     teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup):
Calories 250 (44% from fat) • carb. 34g• pro. 1g • fat 12g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 47mg• sod. 101mg • calc. 22mg • fiber 0g


1. Put the sugar and salt into a large mixing
bowl. Mix on Speed 1 for about 30
seconds, or until fully combined; reserve.
2. Put the cream cheese into a separate,
large mixing bowl. Mix on Speeds 2 to 4
until smooth, about 1½ to 2 minutes. Add
butter and beat until fully incorporated
and smooth. Reduce to Speed 2 and,
with the hand mixer running, slowly add
the sifted confectioners’ sugar/salt to the
bowl and mix until incorporated, about 2
minutes. Scrape the entire bowl well. Add
vanilla extract. Mix on Speeds 2 to 3 until
combined. Use immediately.