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cream cheese frosting on carrot cake

Cream Cheese Frosting

Course Dessert
Quick, easy, delicious and decadent cream cheese frosting at home. This easy frosting recipe is perfect for cupcakes, cinammon rolls, cakes and more.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 24 cupcakes


Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese brick, not tub, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Cream Cheese Frosting

  • With a mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until well combined, light and creamy.
  • Add in 1/2 the powdered sugar and mix until just combined. Add in remaining powdered sugar and beat until just combined.
  • Mix in vanilla and salt, mixing until just combined. Do not over-mix frosting.
  • If frosting is too thick you can add a teaspoon or two of cream, half and half or milk to reach the desired consistency.
  • Pipe or spread as desired.
  • Store frosted items, or unused frosting, in the fridge.


 Use full fat cream cheese in the brick form. Frosting will not turn out the same with reduced fat cream cheese or cream cheese in tubs that is made for spreading. 


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg