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Christmas Frosting Recipes

Oct 10th 2017

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


Beat cream cheese, milk and vanilla in 2 1/2 -quart bowl on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and of spreading consistency. Frosts a 13x9-inch cake or fills and frosts two 8 or 9-inch cake layers. Refrigerate any remaining frosted cake.

Creamy Vanilla Frosting

15 servings


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Mix powdered sugar and margarine. Stir in vanilla and milk: Beat until smooth and or spreading consistency. Frosts a 13" x 9" cake or fills and frosts two 8" or 9" cake layers. 

*Can also be used to frost cookies


Browned Butter Frosting

Heat margarine over medium heat until delicate brown, let cool.

Creamy Cherry Frosting

Stir in 2 tablespoons drained chopped maraschino cherries and 2 drops red food coloring.

Creamy Lemon Frosting

Omit vanilla and substitute lemon juice for the milk. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel.

Creamy Orange Frosting

Omit vanilla and substitute orange juice for the milk. Stir in 2 teaspoons grated orange peel.

Maple Nut Frosting

Substitute 1/2 cup maple flavored syrup for the vanilla and milk. Stir in 1/4 finely chopped nuts.

Peanut Butter Frosting

Substitute peanut butter for the margarine and increase milk to about 1/3 cup.

Pineapple Frosting

Omit vanilla and milk. Stir in 1/3 cup well-drained crushed pineapple.

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