This easy Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is sweet with the right amount of tang. Great on carrot cake, red velvet, or pumpkin desserts.
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Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’re looking for a great frosting recipe to top off carrot cake, red velvet desserts, or pumpkin desserts – then this is the recipe for you! Made with common ingredients, this easy to make frosting needs to be in your recipe box.
This makes the perfect frosting for a birthday cake. And you definitely can’t go wrong when you top a chocolate cake with this recipe! Red Velvet or pumpkin flavored desserts are an obvious choice.
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
** Ingredients are at a glance. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full amounts and printable recipe. **
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
How to store
This frosting needs to be kept refrigerated. For best results, remove the frosting from the refrigerator about an hour before you would like to use it so it has time to come to room temperature. This makes it easier to spread or pipe.
How to make Cream Cheese Frosting
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to make Cream Cheese Frosting
In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until well combined.
Add the powdered sugar, adding more sugar as necessary to reach the desired consistency.
- Beat in.
Beat in the vanilla until the frosting is fluffy.
- Frost cake or cupcakes.
Use finished frosting to frost cake or cupcakes.
Cream Cheese Frosting: FAQs
If you have any questions about this recipe or if you would like some suggestions before getting started, be sure to check out these tips:
I would use it within 3-5 days.
Yes, you can! It’s good for up to 3 months. Be sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before using it.
For an hour or two, yes! Any longer than that, it really needs to be chilled to prohibit bacteria from growing.
Add a bit more powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency.
Sure! I find gel-based food coloring easier to work with – and you won’t have to add as much!
How did you like this recipe?
Isn’t this frosting soooo yummy and easy to make? If you gave this recipe a try, I would love for you to leave me a comment down below letting me know how it turned out for you! Let me know what kind of dessert you put it on – everyone loves new ideas!
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- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 3-¾ to 4 cups powdered sugar, plus more as needed
- 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until well combined.
- Add the powdered sugar, adding more sugar as necessary to reach the desired consistency.
- Beat in the vanilla until the frosting is fluffy.
- Use finished frosting to frost cake or cupcakes.
- Use gel food coloring to tint the frosting, if desired.
- If the frosting isn't as thick as you would like, add a bit more powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.