Cream Cheese Frosting

 After succumbing to a craving for fudge covered graham crackers yesterday I was inspired to post this recipe. What does cream cheese frosting have to do with fudge covered grahams you ask? Take a look at the variation below for a ridiculously decadent and fun dessert. This frosting can be used on anything from carrot cake to chocolate cupcakes to dessert dip. The possibilities are endless…enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 ½ lbs. softened cream cheese (3 blocks at room temp.)
6 oz. unsalted butter, room temp (1 1/2 sticks)
2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 vanilla bean
3 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt 

  • Cream the cream cheese and butter
  • Add powdered sugar and whip
  • Add extract and whip until fluffy.

Note: This makes enough to frost AND fill a 10 inch cake. If you are frosting a 9×13 pan of bars or cupcakes you may want to ½ the recipe.

Variations:

Add 2-3 tablespoons Baily’s Irish Cream and 1/3 c. mini chocolate chips. Serve with fudge covered graham crackers

Add 1 tablespoon orange zest and 1 tablespoon orange juice for fresh flavor to your next carrot cake or spice cake.

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