- 2 8oz packages Philly cream cheese
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
Due to all the sugar that's needed to provide support, this isn't at the very top of my list of favorite frostings, but the cream cheese really makes a delicious complement to such cupcakes as the Red Velvet. One could try to play with using some gelatin to help provide support instead of the sugar.
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Part of the reason I started baking was because I like my goodies to be less obviously sweet - I want to taste the flavor, not just the sugar. So most of these recipes will have the sugar dialed down.