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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes

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Cream cheese makes a simple, creamy frosting that is an excellent topping on a variety of cakes, sweet breads and cookies. This page contains recipes for cream cheese frosting.


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By 4 found this helpful
January 16, 2012
This frosting is perfect for those who like a rich creamy topping that is not overly sweet.


  • 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
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  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 softened stick of butter (1/2 cup)


Place softened butter and cream cheese in a bowl.

Add vanilla.

Slowly mix in powdered sugar.

Use immediately or over and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Servings: 24
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Teri M from Omaha, NE


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April 11, 20170 found this helpful

Freshen up your cream cheese frosting with some pineapple. This is a guide about pineapple cream cheese frosting.

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February 27, 2016

I make a peanut butter frosting from scratch and was wondering if I could add cream cheese to make the frosting a wee bit more sturdy, yet tasteful.


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February 28, 20160 found this helpful

Cream cheese is one of the top food requirements and most recipes can benefit! Your frosting will be thicker and will also have a richer taste. Be careful to have the cream cheese at room temp or a bit warmer so it mixes well with the frosting.

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February 28, 20160 found this helpful

I add 2 ounces of cream cheese to p.b. frosting for a small single layer cake. If using a double layer, use 4 oz. I have experimented with an 8 oz. but was not pleased with the flavor. Hope this helps!

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August 5, 20170 found this helpful

I haven't added cream cheese to peanut butter, but I don't see why you shouldn't. I often add cream cheese to my chocolate frosting which is divine!

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