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Cream Cheese Icing

Gently sweet Cream Cheese Icing has a surprising twist of orange zest. Great with Carrot Cupcakes!

(80)

Difficulty: Easy



Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (about 2 lbs.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Makes

About 5 1/2 cups of icing.

Instructions:

Step 1

In medium mixer bowl, cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add sugar one cup at a time and milk. Mix well. Beat on high until smooth (only 30 seconds to 1 minute). Thin to ice cake smooth; use full strength for piping borders.

Step 2

NOTE: Do not use light cream cheese or butter substitute. If margarine is used, icing will be softer.