Cream Cheese Frosting

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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.



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