The perfect cream cheese frosting

A classic recipe from Peggy Porschen for the perfect cream cheese frosting!

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A classic recipe for the perfect cream cheese frosting, taken from Peggy Porschen's book 'Love Layer Cakes', published by Quadrille £20.

 

You will need:

Ingredients:

  • 250g full-fat cream cheese, softened slightly
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 625g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

 

Makes 1.125kg cream-cheese frosting


1

Place the butter and a third of the sugar in a separate bowl and cream until very pale and fluffy. Add another third of the sugar and repeat.

2

Add the remaining sugar and beat again, scraping the sides of the bowl to ensure no lumps remain. Add the cream cheese, a little at a time, and mix at low speed until combined.

3

Chill until firm enough to spread or pipe.

4

Cream-cheese frosting will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

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