This Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is perfect for just about any cake. Cream cheese whipped into buttercream frosting and flavored with vanilla. It is lick-the-bowl good!
Okay, so while these cupcakes are awesomely delicious (and you can find that recipe below), this is really all about that luscious Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe. This is amazing on top of just about any cupcake. Heck, you could slather a dog biscuit with this cream cheese frosting and I would consider eating it. Who am I kidding . . . I would totally lick this off a dog biscuit!
Super simple ingredients: butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. I used my favorite Rodelle Vanilla Paste when I made the frosting for my Easy Apple Cake. For this Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe I used Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract to keep it completely white. Both taste great so it is your choice.
Whip up the frosting until it is fluffy and you are good to go. Now all you gotta do is try not to lick the bowl clean!
For these cupcakes I used a ziplock bag with one corner cut off to pipe the frosting.
It’s super high-tech around here.
1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Butter – softened
1 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Whole Milk
1 Tablespoon Lemon Extract (or Vanilla works too)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, milk and extract. Sift in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Divide batter between 12 tins prepared with cupcake liners. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool before frosting.
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- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter - softened
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese - softened
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons Heavy Cream
- In stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; whip butter and cream cheese until combined. Gradually mix in powdered sugar then whip until light and fluffy.
- Add salt, vanilla and 1 teaspoon cream. Whip 3-5 more minutes. Add more cream if needed (to desired consistency).
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