Recipe by Chef John
"This is the frosting I use on delicious red velvet cupcakes. Is this the easiest recipe I've ever done? Maybe!"
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1 (4 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups
confectioners' sugar, or more to taste
Very tasty and creamy frosting. I'd probably use half the sugar next time, or twice the cream cheese. As written I only got about a cup so double the recipe for a 9" round 2-layer cake.
Very good frosting that can be used on different cakes because its so basic & simple. I doubled the recipe and adjusted the sugar to taste for my Lemon Cupcakes, therefore I did not add the optional lemon extract. The cream cheese is definitely more pronounced then the sugar and butter, which is exactly what I wanted.
Kudos to the trusty Chef John who wisely points out that the amount of sugar would vary. Other recipes I looked at list a specific amount of sugar which is a no-no for frosting (IMO). It all depends on your preferred taste palette. Of course, the trick is to add a little at a time, taste and repeat. Thanks Chef John!
This comes out great and exactly like the video ones. I did everything accordingly. But personally i feel that it is a little too sweet for me. Can lesser the icing sugar to a cup.
very very good exactly what I was looking for perfect blend of sweetness and cream cheese will definitely make again
Wonderful! Could actually taste the cream cheese! So good! The consistency was just right too!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Cream Cheese Frosting
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 64
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