Now for the irresistible creamy cream cheese frosting! Soften the cream cheese and butter by placing them in a bowl on your counter before you start mixing your cake batter. Do not microwave to soften. Philadelphia Cream Cheese blends more easily than other varieties. Very importantly, make sure to use full-fat butter, not margarine.
I have doubled this frosting recipe because you will apply a nice, thick layer between the cakes and a generous layer on top. If you think it is too much frosting, feel free to cut the ingredients in half. You are creating greatness here—so don’t worry about the calories until you are on your second piece!