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Sandra Lee's Butter and Cream Frosting
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Prep time:
About 4 1/2 cups

I love making this frosting as a base to frost any number of cakes. It's smooth, creamy and works well with a variety of different flavorings, from rich chocolate to sweet strawberry. 

Technique tip: If you are making two or three cakes at a time, just double or triple the recipe and then divide into bowls so you can switch up the flavor.


    • 3 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened to room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


1. With a hand mixer, combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla and cream.

2. Add powdered sugar gradually, about 1/3 cup at a time.

3. Mix until smooth and creamy.