Have you ever made something so good you even impressed yourself? That’s how I feel about this vanilla frosting recipe. And it doesn't hurt that it was frosting the tops of famous Red Velvet Cupcakes.
11 ounce Cream cheese, at room temperature
2 sticks (1 cup) Butter, softened
1 Vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3/4 cup Confectioners' sugar, sifted
Oven Temp ~
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ mixing bowl
In a medium mixer bowl, beat the cream
cheese until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat
in the butter until well blended, about 4 minutes.
Scrape seeds from the inside of the vanilla bean into mixture, discard vanilla bean pod. Sift in the confectioners' sugar and continue to beat on low speed, scraping bowl frequently until well blended, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate vanilla frosting until ready to use, but do not let harden.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!