A recipe for cream cheese filling is Wilton's recipe using only cream cheese, sugar and milk. Simply beat together the three ingredients for an easy cream cheese filling. Wilton suggests using the filling in a carrot, pumpkin or apple cupcake.
To make Wilton's cream cheese filling, mix together 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk until completely blended together. Refrigerate the filling until ready to use it to fill cupcakes or a cake.
For a cream cheese filling with more ingredients, start by using an electric mixer to beat together 12 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup softened butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Add in 9 cups of powdered sugar, a little bit at a time, until smooth. Stir in 1 tablespoon of milk to start, then mix in additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the frosting is the perfect consistency for piping. Use this cream cheese filling to fill and ice red velvet cupcakes.
Another option is to make a flavored cream cheese filling, such as a strawberry filling. Start by mixing together three packages of cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter and 2 cups confectioner's sugar. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Meanwhile, place 2 cups of hulled strawberries in a food processor, and puree until smooth, then strain the mixture. Add 3/4 cup of the pureed strawberries to the cream cheese mixture.