Cheat Day [cheet dey] – noun: The one day of the week where diet minded fitness freaks throw caution to the wind and indulge only on the most tantalizing, ridiculously calorie dense foods known to man. Often associated with the term, “carb hangover,” which occurs the morning after a particularly fruitful cheat day. Synonyms: Free Day, Fun Day, Fat Day

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Best Cream Cheese Frosting

This frosting deserves it's very own post for a few reasons.  One- I will use it all the time in other recipes- therefore needing to reference it all the time.  Two- It's the best cream cheese frosting I've ever had.  It's basic, it's simple, and the proportions are just right.  So here you have it:

1 (8 ounce) package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (right out of the fridge!)

5 tbsp softened butter
(I have used regular butter, as well as Irish Butter- Oh.  My.  Goodness.  The Irish butter was amazing)  

2 tsp real vanilla (none of this imitation garbage!)

2 cup sifted powdered sugar (plus up to 2 additional cups depending on level of consistency desire.  2 cups is for a spreadable frosting, appropriate for bars.  4 cups would be for a very stiff frosting, for a crisp finish on a cake.)   Sift after measuring- if you feel like it.  Which I often don't.  

Beat cream cheese and add the softened butter and vanilla. 
Gradually add the powdered sugar.

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