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Buttercream Frosting

  • Yield: About 1 1/2 to 2 cups frosting


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 3/4 pound (about 3 cups) confectionersí sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Red, blue, green and yellow food coloring


  • In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the cheese and butter. Add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Add the vanilla and milk and mix well. Add a couple of drops of food coloring and mix well.