Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is rich and delicious while being perfect for cakes and cupcakes. With flavors of vanilla and cinnamon, this frosting is so decadent.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting on cupcakes ready to enjoy.
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This frosting is a delightful variation of traditional Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe. With lots of cinnamon flavor, it is wonderful on fall desserts such as Cinnamon Roll Cake and Easy Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe.

It is similar to Cinnamon Buttercream but made with regular cream cheese frosting. I love to bake but don’t have much time. As a busy mom, this recipe makes it simple to make homemade treats.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Just 5 ingredients. You only need a handful of baking staple ingredients to make homemade frosting.
  • Rich and Creamy. The texture is perfect and so amazing.
  • Lots of cinnamon flavor. The ground cinnamon elevates traditional cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for icing- powdered sugar, cinnamon, butter, cream cheese, vanilla.
  • Cream Cheese
  • Butter, softened
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon

How to make Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe:

Mixing bowl with butter.

Step 1. Use an electric mixer to beat together the unsalted butter and cream cheese. You can use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Continue to mix the softened cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Mixing bowl with butter and cream cheese combined.

Step 2. Next, gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until combined. Make sure all of the lumps are gone. Scrape down the sides with a spatula of the mixing bowl.

Cinnamon added to mixture and combined.

Step 3. Stir in the vanilla extract and cinnamon.  Combine the mixture until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Frosting in mason jar.

Step 4. Place the cream cheese icing in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge until ready to use.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting in a mason jar.

How to use this frosting:

Pro Tips

  • Full Fat Cream Cheese. Make sure to use full fat cream cheese in this recipe. Also, do not use the tubs. You want to use the bricks.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients. The frosting will combine easier if the butter and cream cheese are softened at room temperature. It will also make the texture smoother.
  • Sift the powdered sugar. If the powdered sugar is lumpy, sift it before adding to the ingredients to create a smoother texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do if the frosting is too thick or thin?

If your frosting is too thick, gradually add milk until it’s the consistency that you prefer.  If your frosting is too thin, add in more powdered sugar until it’s the consistency that you prefer. 

How long does the frosting last?

This frosting is best used immediately but you can refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Do I need to refrigerate the frosting?

Yes, this frosting needs to be refrigerated. It can stay at room temperature for 1-2 hours when serving. However, if serving outside, be careful of warmer temperatures.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting on a cupcake on a stand.

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Everyone will love this delicious homemade cream cheese frosting recipe. Give it a try and leave a comment once you do!

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is rich and delicious while being perfect for cakes and cupcakes. With flavors of vanilla and cinnamon, this frosting is so decadent.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 18
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 195

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Beat together the cream cheese and butter with a hand held or stand up mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until combined.
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract and cinnamon.  Mix until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to use full fat cream cheese in this recipe. 
If your frosting is too thick, gradually add milk until it’s the consistency that you prefer.  If your frosting is too thin, add in more powdered sugar until it’s the consistency that you prefer. 
This frosting is best used immediately but you can refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 195kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 1g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 26mg, Sodium 81mg, Potassium 20mg, Fiber 0.1g, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 327IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 16mg, Iron 0.1mg

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