Sprinkles Cream Cheese Frosting

Per request, here is the recipe for the Sprinkles Cream Cheese Frosting, which is definitely the best part of the cupcake.

8 oz. cold cream cheese
1 stick unsalted butter, firm but not cold
1/8 tsp salt
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the cream cheese, butter and salt on medium-low speed until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low, gradually add the confectioners' sugar and beat until incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat just until incorporated. Do not overmix or the frosting will incorporate too much air; it should be creamy and dense, like ice cream. Add milk 1 tsp at a time, if frosting does not have a spreadable consistency.

Sprinkles claims this is to frost 12 cupcakes, but I frosted 12 oversized cupcakes with a generous portion on each cupcake and had frosting leftover. You could probably frost 24 regular size cupcakes with this recipe.


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