I promised that I would post a frosting recipe, to go with the carrot cake recipe I recently posted.
Well, Here is the first of two recipes. This one will be for a frosting made with traditional cream cheese.
For those of you who would like a healthier choice for your frosting, or for those of you who need a frosting that is dairy free, there is a second recipe.
For that recipe, go to my website’s home page, click on Mostly Indoor Activities and then click on Recipes.
Or, just click the link here, “Fast and Easy Homemade Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting“.
Either way, I hope you enjoy your frosted carrot cake, (or whatever cake you choose to frost with one of these recipes).
To make this frosting, you will need a mixing bowl. Some people may want to mix the frosting by hand. This is difficult but it can be done.
My daughter has a wonderful KitchenAid mixer, but you might simply use a bowl and an electric hand mixer at this stage (or you might just mix everything by hand). The choice is up to you.
Oh my goodness, did you know that KitchenAid makes a 6 quart mixer that comes in so many different colors?
I love so many of the colors they come in, like the color they call ice!
Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup real butter, (salted)
- 1½ cups confectioners sugar, (also known as powdered sugar). Use 2 cups of powdered sugar if you like your frosting extra sweet
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
The cream cheese and the butter need to be brought to room temperature in order to mix them easily.
Once the cream cheese is room temperature, put it into the mixing bowl.
Mix on medium until the cream cheese doesn’t show any lumps.
Now, add the butter, mix on medium.
Mix until no lumps are seen.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Mix on medium.
It’s time to add the powdered sugar.
Measure and add 1½ cups powdered sugar.
Mix on medium until all lumps are gone.
Once it’s well mixed, you should taste it.
If it tastes perfect, you are done.
~If you like your frosting extra sweet, you can add another ½ cup of powdered sugar, (mix as before).~
Here is a Tip for Frosting a 2 Layer Cake
On whatever plate or platter you want to place the cake, dab some frosting on it first. This helps to prevent the cake from sliding during frosting.
Place the bottom layer on the dabs of frosting.
My daughter had a tool (seen here), that makes frosting a cake so much easier.
I like frosting tools that are stain and rust resistant (dishwasher safe). here is a link to a nice set I found on Amazon.
After you have frosted the top of the first layer, place the second layer on the first. Frost the top and the sides.
Well, congratulations! You just made delicious homemade cream cheese frosting for your beautiful cake!
We ate the cake at best part of the day (that being anytime).
What? You forgot to make the cake?
Not a problem. Here is a link to another of my posts “My Daughter’s Carrot Cake“.