Sometimes, in this fast-paced world of finicky, hungry, and impatient eaters — eager to make the most of their weekend (a.k.a. not spending it cooking or baking in the kitchen) — we need a miracle-worker.
In trot boxed cake mixes.
Convenience is all well and good, but if we’re talking cake I’d prefer to make my own.
But if I can’t, at least making good homemade frosting is easy as pie.
Or a boxed cake mix…hmm…
I just whipped up this frosting (literally) as the cake was baking and set it in the refrigerator to keep it cool until the cake was ready to frost.
Although if you have any family members lacking strong will-power you may want to make it after the cake is ready…leaving this frosting in the refrigerator unattended could be dangerous.
Basic Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
- 4 tbsp. butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large bowl, whip softened cream cheese and butter until light and well-incorporated with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer. Add powdered sugar gradually — I added 2 cups total by adding 1/3 cup at a time and whipping it in after each addition. Add vanilla extract and whip frosting until well-blended and until it reaches desired consistency.