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!
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 can I Store & Freeze 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!
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.
If you've been looking for a delicious spice cake that looks as good as it tastes you've arrived! A rich moist cake you can bake in a bundt pan, square or as a layer cake, and smother it in creamy cinnamon cream cheese frosting. xo
A rich and moist spice cake that has tomato soup as a main ingredient! We made this vintage recipe without eggs and made the cake batter into muffins. 1950s recipes can be a bit strange sometimes, but they taste so good!
This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie from the 60's is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream! NOTE: Cook Time shown is actually 4 hours to chill in the refrigerator.
The secret to a really good banana bread is that it's moist and delicious . This copycat recipe from Starbucks does the trick and I mixed it up a bit by adding an extra banana, so that means 4 large bananas instead of 3, as well as including some chocolate chunks.
Grandma's Cherry Pie recipe is a simple, yet tried and true recipe that uses sweet frozen cherries and that will turn a novice baker into a rockstar! Homemade Cherry Pie tops the list of favorite summer fruit pies.
Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.