Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe has only 4 simple ingredients making it super easy to make homemade frosting. Give this recipe a try for a quick and easy frosting that is decadent and amazing.
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is so easy!
This decadent Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is rich and creamy. It is the perfect frosting for cakes or cupcakes and so easy to make. Once you see just how simple this is, you will never buy store bought frosting again.
Homemade frosting is not complicated and actually very simple. Give this a try and see how little time or effort it takes. The outcome though is out of this world!
Each bite is so delicious.
How do you make cream cheese frosting from scratch?
You can make homemade cream cheese frosting with ONLY 4 ingredients. I told you it was easy! Plus,I love knowing exactly what goes into the frosting.
Store bought frosting is loaded with so many ingredients and hard to pronounce words. You won’t find any of that here and I promise it tastes much better too!
I have never been fond of those highly processed store bought frostings. Now that we have this easy recipe, there is no reason to buy it at the grocery store.
You will taste the difference and absolutely love it! I can’t wait for you to try!
Ingredients for cream cheese icing:
- cream cheese
- unsalted butter
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
How to make cream cheese frosting:
In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, and beat until smooth.
Next, add in butter and beat until smooth.
Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing in between each addition.
Beat until smooth.
Now it is time to add in the vanilla making sure to beat until smooth.
Frost cupcakes or cake. It is that easy!
Cream cheese icing tips:
This recipe makes a large amount. It is for a layered cake or a large amount of cupcakes. You can cut the recipe in half if needed for a smaller amount.
Also, you certainly can use a hand mixer but we love our stand mixer. It gets a ton of use and to this day is such a good investment.
We bake a lot so it is so handy and we love our mixer. It sure makes all of these delicious things we make so much easier and quicker.
This classic cream cheese frosting is quick and easy. It is perfect for any cake or cupcake recipe.
Try adding food coloring to the frosting. So pretty!
Does cream cheese frosting have to be refrigerated?
Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a covered container.
Can you freeze cream cheese frosting?
Yes! Since cream cheese frosting has such a high fat content, it is suitable to freeze. Just make sure to freeze in an airtight container.
What does cream cheese frosting go with?
Cream cheese frosting is a favorite around here. It is so delicious. The possibilities are endless but here are some of our favorites:
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Cookies or Cake. This frosting is amazing sandwiched between 2 cookies. So good!
- Carrot Cakes Cupcakes Recipe
- Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Lemon Cake
- Chocolate Cake
- Quick and Easy Strawberry Cake Recipe
- Banana Bread– Banana Cake would also be yummy.
The icing is really so tasty that I have to stop myself from eating spoonful after spoonful. 🙂 I could put it on just about anything!
Cream cheese has always been a favorite ingredient of mine. You can’t ever go wrong with cream cheese at least in my opinion.
This is the best cream cheese frosting for cupcakes!
The recipe makes a large amount so it is easy to be generous and really use a lot of frosting on each cupcake. I don’t know about you but I think the more icing the better.
If you are decorating cupcakes, it can take quite a bit of icing if using store bought. This really adds up so another reason to make this homemade frosting.
Not only are you getting a much better frosting to use but you are saving money as well. It is a win-win.
Try this fluffy cream cheese frosting!
This is the absolute best cream cheese frosting recipe. It is so simple and easy and tastes amazing.
I can’t wait for you to try it. This is our go to frosting recipe and we use it for so many different recipes. Since it is easy to whip up, it makes it very convenient to use for multiple dessert recipes.
This is the best cream cheese frosting!
From cakes and cupcakes and more, this icing is just the best! We make this all of the time now and it always tastes amazing.
People always ask for my frosting recipe and rave about how good it is. They can’t believe it is just 4 ingredients.
You are going to love it!
Print this cream cheese frosting recipe below:
- 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 6-8 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, and beat until smooth
- Add in butter, an beat butter until smooth
- Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing in between each addition
- Beat until smooth
- Beat in vanilla until smooth
- Frost cupcakes or cake
- Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a covered container
This is the amount for a layered cake or a large amount of cupcakes (about 48 cupcakes). You can cut the recipe in half if needed for a smaller amount.
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