This year I’m in charge of dessert for Easter, which is a very welcome change! I decided to make a carrot cake (bunnies eat carrots, and Easter is all about the bunny, after all…), but I wasn’t happy with the frosting recipe that was included in the recipe. I know, who’s surprised by that? Not me… I headed over to Pinterest to find an alternative, and this was the recipe I chose:
It looked super simple and sounded good. I gathered the ingredients: 2 sticks of butter, 3 packages of cream cheese, and 6 cups of powdered sugar.
I made sure the butter and cream cheese were softened to room temperature and easy to work with. Then I put them in the bowl of my stand mixer (with the whisk attachment) and blended them together on medium high.
When they were nicely mixed, I lowered the speed on the mixer and started adding the powdered sugar (2 cups at a time).
When everything was nicely combined, I set the icing aside and waited for the cupcakes that I made to cool.
When the cupcakes were cool enough, I grabbed my offset spatula and applied a generous amount to each cupcake. The frosting was delicious! My only complaint was that it didn’t set up very well, it was almost too creamy.