I have more than just a recipe for cream cheese frosting, check out more recipes at the end of the page.
You need to know that this cream cheese frosting is for the person that wants a REAL cream cheese taste, as if you were eating actual cheesecake.
This is not a sweet, sweet, sugary frosting. This is a cream cheese blessing and not the kind you find in the container in the grocery store. This is homemade, amazingly delicious, cream cheese frosting.
HOMEMADE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FROM SCRATCH
two (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipped cream
Beat softened cream cheese with vanilla until creamy and smooth. Then add softened butter a little at time, beating that until smooth. Finally, add whipped cream first and then powdered sugar to taste (I usually don't use the full amount).
If it is too "cream cheesy" for your taste, just use one package of cream cheese. I love it, but I know everyone is different.
If you want a sweeter frosting, just add more powdered sugar; 1/4 cup at a time.
For chocolate cream cheese frosting, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup pure cocoa powder (to taste), or according to how rich you want it. Add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time if it is not sweet enough for you. Love it on a chocolate or peanut butter cake and donuts. Love it on a spoon too. This recipe makes three cups.