Frosting, Cream Cheese

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Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Sugar  
Course
Dessert  
Preparation Time
1-10 Minutes  
Difficulty
Easy  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
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Last Modified
2011-02-26  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
3 pk
8 oz each cream cheese

6 oz
(1.5 sticks) butter, unsalted

3 c
confectioners sugar

2 t
vanilla extract


Directions
Let all ingredients still until room temperature.

Cream together cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in vanilla, then stir in confectioners sugar.

Use to frost your favorite cake or cupcakes.

Store in refrigerator.

Cake, Strawberry (optional)
Ingredients
4 1/2 c
flour, cake

2 1/2 c
to 3 cup sugar, granulated

5 1/4 t
baking powder

3/4 t
salt

12 oz
(3 sticks) butter, unsalted

1 1/2 c
fresh or frozen, pureed strawberries

8 ea
egg whites

33/50 c
milk

2 dr
red Food Coloring dye (optional)


Directions
Use butter at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 9 inch round cake pans, line with parchment paper and butter the paper.

Put flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Blend on low 30 seconds. Add butter and strawberry puree and mix to blend. Raise speed to medium and beat 2-3 minutes (light and fluffy). Batter will be thick.

In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, milk and food dye if using. Add the whites to batter in two or three additions, mixing only to incorporate after each addition. Divide the batter between the three pans.

Bake 30 to 34 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pans 10 to 15 minutes till removing from pans to cool on wire racks. Peel off paper liners before cooling completely.

Frost after completely cooled, about and hour.

Idea: Frost in white, and accent with pink decorations or thinly sliced strawberries.