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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade Cream cheese frosting is a delicious twist on a traditional frosting. This sweet and tangy frosting is thick and creamy and pairs great with just about any dessert, including quick breads, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese frosting
Servings: 1
Author: Jill


  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 6-8 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, and beat until smooth
  • Add in butter, an beat butter until smooth
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing in between each addition
  • Beat until smooth
  • Beat in vanilla until smooth
  • Frost cupcakes or cake
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a covered container


This is the amount for a layered cake or a large amount of cupcakes. You can cut the recipe in half if needed for a smaller amount.