Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my favorite frostings. This is perfect for so many different cakes & cupcakes…or just by the spoonful!

Cream Cheese Frosting


1 pound cream cheese, softened
3 sticks (about 150 grams) butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar, sifted


In a deep, large bowl cream together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth. Use to frost cakes or cupcakes.

Yield: 4-5 cups
Source: Adapted from Ina Garten

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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