Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes

This frosting is a winner at family functions and parties. It has a rich, semi sweet flavor that can be controlled through the amount of powdered sugar used. Apply to cakes, cupcakes, sweet buns, brownies, and the list goes on. This great frosting can also be made ahead and placed in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in your freezer for a month. Thaw and stir when ready to use.


Prep Time: 1hour

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla flavor
  • 3 to 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. With butter and cream cheese soften in your mixing bowl, blend them together. Add vanilla flavor and powdered sugar, and blend.
  2. Then add heavy cream. Scrape down the sides, while mixing on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Use on cool to cold dessert. Enjoy!
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January 16, 2012

This frosting is perfect for those who like a rich creamy topping that is not overly sweet.

Finished cream cheese frosting in a mixing bowl.

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I am looking for a recipe for cream cheese frosting.

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April 15, 20200 found this helpful

Use 8oz cream cheese at room temperature. Also, 6 tablespoons real butter( unsalted) at room temp also. Combine both of those into large bowl. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Mix it well. Add 4 cups of powdered sugar and use a hand mixer to mix well. You can also slowly add ( 1 tsp at a time) milk to bring to desired consistency. You want it thick but spreadable. you can also use more powdered sugar if want a bigger batch of frosting. Just add cup at a time and then use tiny amounts of milk while mixing to obtain desired consistency. Depending on what type cake your making - dont be afraid to add things like zest of a lemon and squeeze a bit of juice into frosting. Can use orange also. I make a great banana cake and use this recipe and add 1 tsp lemon juice and zest entire lemon into frosting as mixing OR can zest on top when cake complete....

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April 11, 2017

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

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