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Cream Cheese Frosting recipe
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5 from 7 votes

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!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings



  • 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