The Best Cream Cheese Frosting

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This easy frosting recipe makes the best cream cheese frosting you will ever taste. You will love this delicious cream cheese frosting!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/24 cups powdered sugar


  1. Soften cream cheese and butter on the counter for 2 hours, or until ingredients are soft to the touch.
  2. In a mixer, cream the cream cheese on medium speed until it is all soft.
  3. Add the butter and beat with cream cheese until combined.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 a cup at a time, beating on low speed until thoroughly combined. Check the consistency at 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar (4 cups total) if you want a thicker frosting.
  6. Enjoy your delicious cream cheese frosting! Use a knife to spread the frosting or a big piping tip to pipe the frosting on your cake.


Cream cheese frosting should be stored in the refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe makes enough frosting to frost 24 cupcakes, 18 mini bundt cakes, or an 8 inch double layer cake. If you are making a layered cake, you may want to make a recipe and a half, or double the recipe, to make sure you have enough for a generous layer of cream cheese frosting.

Keywords: easy cream cheese frosting