This is the absolute best cream cheese frosting recipe.
My family, especially my husband Mark, absolutely love cream cheese frosting – on cake, muffins, coffee cake, well you get the idea. This recipe is just so easy to make, you will never buy store bought cream cheese frosting again!
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE
Make sure your butter and cream cheese are really soft so that they blend easily
Use a stand mixer or hand held mixer
Sift your powdered sugar (icing sugar) to get out any small lumps that can happen especially when the sugar has been sitting in your pantry for a while.
Use full fat cream cheese, and experiment with generic or store brands. I’ve found that many store brands are equal to the name brands and so much cheaper!
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:
Powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, vanilla, salt.
Want to Make This Frosting Thicker?
It’s pretty thick to start with, but adding extra powdered (icing) sugar will make a thicker frosting to be sure.
Can cream cheese frosting be used for piping?
You can! It looks so pretty when you pipe it. I’m a kinda slather it on all over kinda gal, but I do get my piping kit out every now and then. LOL.
How to Store & Freeze Your Frosting
You can keep your leftovers (?) in the fridge for about a week, or even better, put it in a tightly sealed container and freeze it – no more than two months though. The next time you make a batch of your favorite pumpkin muffins – you’re all set.
You can also make these yummy flavours with your frosting recipe:
Strawberry – add ½ cup fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries for delicious pink cream cheese frosting
Chocolate – Just a half a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder will get you to chocolate cream cheese frosting heaven. Perfect for your fave chocolate cake
Lemon – a tablespoon fresh lemon & lemon zest and you can dress up your favorite lemon loaf cake or yummy lemon poppyseed muffins!
Cinnamon – just add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and you’ve got the perfect frosting for our Applesauce Cake!
Use this easy frosting recipe with these delicious desserts!
How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting
It’s just the easiest recipe ever right? Making your own whipped cream cheese frosting will add the extra sparkle to your favorite muffins and cakes. And quickly become your family’s favorite too! If you love this recipe as much as we do, please give it a 5 star rating.
Everyone loves cream cheese frosting and with this recipe you can enjoy it any time at all. The video shows you how step by step.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix softened cream cheese and butter together, using a stand mixer or hand held mixer
Gradually add confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar) and beat until smooth and creamy
Spread over your favorite cake, muffins or cupcakes
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