Cream Cheese Frosting Alton Brown

Cream Cheese Frosting Alton Brown

16 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 79% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes

For a single layer 9 inch cake


8 ounce Cream cheese
2 ounce Butter; - unsalted room temperature
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
9 ounce Sugar; - powdered, sifted, approximately 2 cups

Original recipe makes 2 Servings



In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar in 4 batches and beat until smooth between each addition.

Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

Yield: approximately 2 cups

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on top of pumpkin cupcakes! yum!!!



It was runny...:(

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I [3 Alton Brown so glad I found this for my cinnamon rolls :)
nikolemariemarek 1y ago

Maybe it was the metric conversion but my mixture was really runny.. Added almost double the sugar and still too runny for cupcakes so had to ditch it for another recipe :-(
KateN71 2y ago

I added an extra cup of confectioners sugar and it was awesome!!! Loved it!
Emilion 3y ago

S_herrera11 3y ago

Lovef this very creamy
lady_laura 3y ago

Loved it!
mariananunez23 3y ago

Did not like to much the flavor although it was good, was not my favorite...
jonathanmaderaflores 3y ago

Yummy! Great flavor! : )-
Jessicarosec 3y ago

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