Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes about 2 cups
  • ½ cup (112 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon (2 grams) vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2½ cups (300 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, and salt at medium speed until smooth. With mixer on low speed, add confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup (60 grams) at a time, beating until well combined. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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