Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean pod
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
Slit your vanilla bean in half and use the tip of your knife to scrape the vanilla bean paste from each side of the pod.
Whip cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add butter and beat to combine. Add vanilla and vanilla bean paste. Beat in powdered sugar a little at a time until frosting is as thick and sweet as you’d like.
Adapted from Chaos.