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Cream Cheese Icing Recipe


  • 1/2 lb cream cheese, softened or room temperature
  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 lb icing sugar (confectioner's sugar), sifted
  • 1 tsp white food gel coloring (optional)


  • Cream the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Slowly add the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add 1 tsp white food gel coloring and mix until incorporated.
  • Once cupcakes have cooled, ice as desired.