Looking for a simple Cream Cheese Frosting recipe? Well, here you go! This is the perfect recipe for when you are in a hurry. Chances are you already have all the ingredients on hand.
Besides the simplicity of the recipe, what else can I tell you? It's a sweet cream cheese based frosting that only takes a few minutes to make. Making a fancy cake and want something colorful? Add a bit of food coloring. That easy.
💭 Recipe Tip
While you can pretty much use any brand of cream cheese, I highly recommend you use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. You will taste the difference.
I love Cream Cheese. Especially on a toasted bagel. It's also a nice addition to some of my Mac & Cheese recipes. But have you ever wondered where Cream Cheese comes from and how it's made? I wanted to know so I dug up this article on the origins of cream cheese.
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📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Cream Cheese Frosting recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla Extract and Heavy Cream.
🥣 How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add powdered sugar, ½ a cup at a time. After each cup has been incorporated, turn the mixer onto the highest speed setting and for about 10 seconds to lighten the frosting. Add in vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
- 6 oz Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter, heavy cream and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
- Add powdered sugar, ½ a cup at a time. After each cup has been incorporated, turn the mixer onto the highest speed setting and for about 10 seconds to lighten the frosting. Add in vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.