1/2 c. slightly softened salted butter
8 oz. softened cream cheese
4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
whole milk/half and half/light cream/heavy cream
Cream the butter until lighter in color and somewhat fluffy. Add the cream cheese and mix until there are no more lumps. Add the vanilla, then the slowly pour in the powdered sugar. If frosting is too thick add liquid of choice a tbs. at a time until it reaches desired consistency.
I’d like to also try adding the cream cheese after the powdered sugar and see if it creates a fluffier frosting. If anyone tries it like that let me know :D
This isn’t my recipe, I think it’s the standard one floating around out there on the net because I saw it on several different pages. It did crust over but if you live in a hot or humid area it might not.
This will make about 3-4 cups, not quite enough to frost and decorate a 2 layer 9″ cake unless you are very skimpy ;D