Basic cream cheese frosting
by Norma Chikiamco
This basic frosting is good as topping for cupcakes and muffins and spread on any store-bought banana bread or banana cake.
½ c butter, softened
1 226-g pack (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 c sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In bowl of electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add sugar, and continue beating until almost of spreading consistency. Add vanilla and beat until thick and spreadable.
Spread on top of banana bread or banana cake. Note: If the frosting is still too soft after you’ve whipped it for several minutes, chill it in the refrigerator for about an hour before spreading on banana bread.
Powdered sugar is also known as confectioners’ sugar. You can find it in the baking section or in the sugar section of most supermarkets.
Because powdered sugar tends to be lumpy, you must sift it to prevent lumps from forming in the frosting.
For accuracy in measurement, sift the powdered sugar, then measure enough to make three cups.
½ cup butter is equivalent to one stick butter (around 110 grams).