Classic Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Make delicious, creamy, sweet, and tangy cream cheese frosting at home! It's simple. This recipe makes 1 ⅔ cups of frosting, enough for one 9" round or square cake layer or 12 cupcakes.

– 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature – 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar* – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1


To make this frosting, you can use a food processor, a hand mixer, or a stand mixer. Make sure the bowl you use is big enough for the job.

Step 2

First, mix the butter and cream cheese together. Mix the butter and cream cheese together by beating them together.

Step 3

Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, then stir with a spoon until incorporated (or powdered sugar will fly everywhere!).

Step 4

Finally, whip the frosting until fluffy. The frosting can be used immediately or refrigerated for 5 days, covered. Let it warm to room temperature for 15 minutes and briefly rewhip before using.

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