i love cupcakes. the icing to cake ratio is much better with a cupcake than with a regular cake. you need to know that i could care less about the cake part. all i want is the icing. and yes, it is icing, not frosting. i am southern.
last year we discovered the best homemade icing recipe ever. if you like good things in your life, make this now and ice some cupcakes to share with friends. they will feel very loved. unless they are diabetic, like my father-in-law. i just tried to get him to eat one and he thought i was trying to kill him. oops. it was still a great easter.
here is the recipe:
8 oz cream cheese (the real stuff)
4 oz butter (also the real stuff)
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar – sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

cream the butter, cheese, and salt in a stand mixer (you can use a hand mixer) until light and fluffy. gradually add the sugar until incorporated. then add the vanilla. and done. ice those cupcakes or brownies or that cake. in this instance i used strawberry cupcakes, but it is great with chocolate or anything, really. try not to lick your fingers. you won’t be able to stop yourself. enjoy.

now that you’re done, lick that bowl clean. you deserve it. you worked hard. well, your mixer worked hard, but still.

23 Comments on the best icing ever – this recipe will change your life

  1. I just made some similar to this for Easter! I added lemon juice to mine for lemon cupcakes. I love icing, too! (Yes, I’m from the South)

  2. Wow, does that sound goooood! BTW, I say ‘icing,’ too, and I’m from New York. I never really paid attention to how others say it around here–it could be I say ‘icing,’ because my mother and father came from Ohio.
    I’m thinking that frosting would be really yummy on strawberries–you could scrape the leftovers in the bowl with strawberries, LOL!

  3. I love me some cream cheese icing too! I just put some on my carrot cake cupcakes I made for Easter and I added just a little cinnamon to it for a kick. Yum!!

  4. YUM!!! This sounds amazing, I can almost taste it!

    I, too, am a much bigger fan of cupcakes because of the cake to frosting ratio. It’s just science. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Found you @ The Girl Creative! Thanks for posting there so I could see this and want to make it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Well, maybe i will get it right this time!
    oh Yeah, great irresistible icing recipe. You have a super cute blog!
    I love the biospheres…What seeds did you put in them? So cool! Once a year i make some of my own but not in bottles. I call them Fairy inside gardens. I will talk about it next week. I have Fairy stuff all planned (its a secret)
    For Marie Antoinette. Her little Space was the little Trianon. She had a Farm Etc…I will talk about it this week. This is my Marie Antoinette week ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for your visit. Also adding you in my blog list. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Gros bisous

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