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Cream Cheese Frosting recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting is an American favorite when it comes to topping cakes and cupcakes. Just a few ingredients come together to form a super sweet, smooth, and decadent frosting that pairs with just about any kind of cake. There are a few tips and tricks with the ingredients and mixing needed to make it perfect!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 217kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Blend butter and cream cheese together on high speed in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape sides, add vanilla, and continue mixing for about another minute or so.
  • Add sugar incrementally, blending slowly to combine and then on high speed to really mix.
  • Makes enough to frost 2 dozen cupcakes or a stacked 9-inch round cake.


Makes about 4 cups


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg