Cake Mix Doctor's Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love cream cheese frosting, and this is my new favorite!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl and beat at low speed for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add powdered sugar, mixing in a little at a time, until it is all incorporated.
  3. Add more sugar, as necessary to reach desirable consistency.
  4. Add vanilla, increase mixer speed to medium and beat until frosting is fluffy, about 1 minute more.
  5. Use to frost your favorite cake or cupcakes.
Most Helpful

3 5

I just prepared this and I should have stuck with my "gut feeling" that 2 tablespoons of vanilla sounded like too much. The preparation was going fine until I added all the vanilla. I meant to just add 2 teaspoons, but in a hurry dumped all 2 tablespoons which made it too runny. I've noticed this is very similar to many other recipes posted, but others have less vanilla, so I'm confident it'll come out fine once I decrease the vanilla. UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I had to add another 1/4 sugar to help thicken the frosting. So, I ended up having enough frosting for two 9x13 cakes. The frosting has a really good flavor, so I upped the number of stars. Just couldn't give it a 5 due to the consistency. If you plan to keep whatever you frost in the refrigerator, it may not be a big deal and definitely worth trying this frosting.

3 5

I made this recipe tonight to top a cake I had made for work. The recipe didn't really set very well for me. I added a bit more powdered sugar, but it was still runny. I have looked around, and there are tons of recipes that are similar, but use more sugar. Perhaps it was just me though.