Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting
Fluffy cream cheese frosting… yum! I could eat pinky-tip-dips of the stuff more often than I’d like to imagine! I haven’t been fond of eating baked goods most of my life though I do enjoy making them. Something about the pleasant aroma and warmness radiating at the same time is so comforting. I used to make a lot of brownies for my family as a preteen!
Now that I’ve learned how to make fluffy cream cheese frosting, I may be in trouble! With as much as my family enjoys frosted desserts, they might be in trouble, too! Not that I’m tempted to make them something delicious now, or anything…
What Ingredients Do I Need?
Believe it or not, you don’t need much to make perfect, fluffy frosting! Just keep in mind that you do get what you pay for with dairy products, so the type of cream cheese you get (or make) is pretty important in order to achieve the best fluffy cream cheese frosting! Also, a better quality extract is worth the price difference!
- 8-16 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1-2 cups cream cheese
- 1 tsp – 3/4 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups or more of confectioner’s sugar (learn how to make it if you don’t want to buy it by clicking there)
How Do I Make Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting?
If you have an electric mixer, you’re in for a treat. This will take little to no time at all if that’s the case. If not, it can most definitely still be done. It just takes a little more patience and effort. If you have a whisk and arms or wrists that don’t tire too easily, you can get the same effect if your technique is proper.
Have all your ingredients ready before you begin, regardless of method, to make things as easy as possible. That includes allowing the cream cheese and butter to be properly softened at room temperature
- Beat or whisk the butter and cream cheese together.
- After a few minutes, the mixture should become a bit light.
- Beat or whisk the vanilla into the cream cheese butter.
- Stir in the confectioner’s sugar and beat everything at a steady, low pulse.
- Bump the speed up to a higher setting, allowing the mixture to become light and fluffy… and perfect! Depending on your machines, it should only take up to 5 more minutes.
Sounds absolutely marvelous, doesn’t it?! I can’t wait to try this frosting on some homemade red velvet cake and carrot cake! I could probably enjoy more cupcakes occasionally if I made them and this fluffy cream cheese frosting! I hope yours turns out just as well!