Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes about 5 cups frosting
½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
5 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons grated orange zest or lemon zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Place the butter and cream cheese in a bowl and cream together with an electric mixer until light and smooth.
2. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth.
3. Add the orange zest and vanilla and continue to mix on high speed about 1 minute to make the frosting light and fluffy.