Makes 1- 6 inch cake or 1 slightly shorter 8 inch cake
With a paddle attachment in a bowl of your mix cream unsalted butter (2 sticks and 1/2 stick) for 2 minutes. Then gradually beat in room temperature cream cheese (2 pkg, 2 packages are 452 grams). Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Gradually beat in powdered sugar (7-8 cups) alternating with heavy cream (4 tbsp). About 5 minutes. Lastly beat in Vanilla Extract (2 tsp).
TIP : Sift powdered sugar if it has lumps.
Cream cheese frosting doesn't firm up like all butter buttercream. It if it is too soft chill the frosting covered for 20 minutes.
Color frosting with concentrated gel colors. Avoid using liquid colors.