Vanilla Latte Cheesecake Frosting

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
Mix the espresso powder into the vanilla until dissolved; set aside.

Using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar a little at a time, waiting until it is mostly incorporated before adding more. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, scrape the sides of the bowl and increase the speed to medium-high and whip until fluffy, about a minute or two. Add the espresso and vanilla mixture and continue to mix at medium-high until it is completely incorporated, scraping the sides as necessary.

  • Yields: 12 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
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