This frosting is light and creamy. And, yes... I do lick the beaters! It is wonderful with carrot cake, but my favorite is when it tops fresh from the oven cinnamon rolls on a crisp autumn morning!
8 oz. cold cream cheese
5 Tbsp. softened butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
Beat cold cream cheese (not rock solid, but it means you can use it straight out of the refrigerator) with softened butter and vanilla until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar. Continue to add more powdered sugar until you reach a consistency and sweetness that fits your taste.