Posted by kittencal on Apr.04, 2009
When I say best, I mean the best… you won’t find a better cream cheese frosting anywhere! although this frosting is fabulous even without addition of Cool Whip you have the option of adding it it
For extra fluffy option; after you have finished beating the frosting beat in 1 cup thawed Cool Whip mixing on lowest speed until smooth adding in more Cool Whip if desired until desired texture is achieved
Yield 3 cups
1/2 cup butter, room temperature (no substitutes!)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons heavy (33-35%) whipping cream, unwhipped or light cream (for the best texture use whipping cream)
3-1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted (must be sifted)
food coloring (optional)
In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat the butter with cream cheese, vanilla and whipping cream until fluffy and smooth (about 3 minutes).
Add in sifted confectioners sugar; beating on lowest speed until combined and smooth adding in more cream or sugar if needed to achieve the desired consistancy).
Mix in the Cool Whip on low speed, if using.