Toasted Walnut and Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Yield: about 1 1/2 to 2 cups frosting
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4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 ounces (1/2 stick) butter, softened

3/4 pound (about 3 cups) confectioners' sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces


  1. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the cheese and butter. Add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Add the vanilla and milk and mix well. Fold in the walnut pieces.