Several chocolate cupcakes with frosting
The Simple Ratio That Gives You The Best Cream Cheese Frosting
For the perfect cream cheese frosting, the ratio of cream cheese to butter is crucial. According to Tasting Table recipe developer, Jaime Shelbert, a two-to-one ratio is ideal.
A two-to-one ratio means that for every two ounces of cream cheese, you'll use one ounce of butter. This results in a creamy, smooth frosting that's easy to spread on baked goods.
For extra smooth frosting, be sure your cream cheese and butter are softened properly before mixing. Also, don’t overmix; stop as soon as you see it all come together.