Do you ever feel like it’s the frosting that just makes the cake or cupcake? I certainly do. Either I scrape it all off because it’s just not good enough, or a can’t get enough of it. This Creamy Vanilla Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting is one of those that I just can’t get enough of. It’s so light and airy, it’s almost like you’re eating a cloud. The vanilla is a subtle surprise that is the perfect amount of flavor. Of course cream cheese always makes frosting better if you ask me (check out my Cream Cheese Frosting recipe)!
I’ve been wanting to make an Easter treat and wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go. Cupcakes have kinda been my thing lately. Between my Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting and The Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting I felt like it was time to change things up a bit. While I love buttercream, a nice light and creamy frosting was screaming my name. With vanilla pudding as the secret ingredient I was excited to whip this up and knew it would be perfect atop a light and moist white cake cupcake!
Creamy Vanilla Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
This Vanilla Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting is the most light and creamy frosting you'll ever taste!
- 1 c. heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick butter softened
- 1 3.5 oz pkg instant vanilla pudding
- 4 c. powdered sugar
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form (don't mix too long or you'll end up with butter). Slowly add granulated sugar and mix until incorporated; set aside.
In a separate bowl, with mixer, on high cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
Add pudding mix, powder sugar, milk and vanilla. Continue to beat until well combined and smooth. Fold in freshly whipped cream until completely combined.
Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
This frosting can be used for anything from cakes and cupcakes to even cinnamon rolls! Or, use as a frosting dipper. However you use it, you'll love it! Once you've frosted your dessert of choice, keep refrigerated.
Adapted from Just A Pinch
Here are a few other great Easter recipes!