Cream Cheese Frosting

Published on Apr 27, 2011
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Cream Cheese Frosting // When I need a good cream cheese frosting, this recipe is my go to!  Great for cupcakes! | Tried and TastyI’ve been dying to share this recipe with you! I know, cream cheese frosting is cream cheese frosting. But I don’t think so. I’ve tried a couple of recipes and even the slightest variation can make a noticeable change. This recipe I’ve made several times since it was given to me a month or so ago and I LOVE it!!! Love. Love. Love. It doesn’t make very much so I have ended up just doubling it each time I make it. Try it for yourself, you will see. It’s perfect!

Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Yvonne

You can't go wrong with the classic Cream Cheese Frosting - great on cookies, cakes, and cupcakes!



  • 1 3 oz pkg. cream cheese frosting
  • 1 tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. sifted powdered sugar


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until light.
  3. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
Whatever you do: DO NOT substitute the cream cheese for anything other than Philadelphia. It will NOT turn out. I repeat it will NOT turn out and you will have to throw it all away. Lesson learned the hard way. Boo.

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 22g24%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 comments about “Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Kristy

    I will have to try this recipe! I LOVE cream cheese frosting! I have the recipe for the frosting the girls from DC cupcakes and you can change the flavor by adding only one thing to it! If you want it I will email it to you so you can try that kind too!

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