Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple but delicious recipe! This Classic Cream Cheese Frosting is luscious, creamy, silky smooth, perfectly tangy with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s truly the perfect frosting!

small bowl of cream cheese frosting in a glass bowl with a piping bag and a grey napkin

One of my favorite things about cream cheese frosting is that it compliments so many different kinds of cake! Hummingbird Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Carrot Cake… The list could go on for miles!

To be totally honest, this is actually one of my absolute favorite frostings. It’s something that never goes out of style and almost everybody loves it!

how to make cream cheese frosting

Really easily! First, gather all the ingredients and measure them out.

ingredients for cream cheese frosting on a marble counter

Combine the cream cheese and butter in a mixer. Beat until they are well combined and smooth.

Add half the powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Add the other half and beat until it’s smooth and fluffy.

Pour in the vanilla and stir in.

And you’re done!

why is my cream cheese frosting runny

The most important thing about cream cheese frosting is checking what kind of cream cheese you have. You need a full fat 80z. pack. You cannot use anything less. Trust me, I know! I’ve accidentally grabbed reduced fat more times than once…

So, just make sure you’re using a block of cream cheese rather than a spread!

cream cheese frosting in a glass bowl

can cream cheese frosting be piped

Cream cheese frosting is notoriously creamy. That’s kinda the point of it. So, it makes it nearly impossible to pipe sometimes! However, I have learned a little trick. If you place your frosting into the piping bag and place it into the fridge/freezer for a few minutes, the frosting becomes pipeable!

can this be made ahead of time

Actually, yes! Store the frosting in an airtight container in the fridge until needed. It will be hard and tick so, make sure yo get it out an hour or so ahead of time. you may also need to rewhip it!

cream cheese frosting in a bowl with a piping bag

expert tips:

  • You can make this recipe with a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
  • Make sure the butter is softened. This is really important! So, set it out about an hour or two before you start.
  • Sift your powdered sugar to ensure there won’t be any lumps in your frosting!
  • Always wait to ice your cake. No frosting will stick to a warm cake.
  • You can make this recipe ahead of time! Just keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • If you have left over frosting, you can store it in the freezer. Just make sure to get it out an hour or so before you need it!

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small bowl of cream cheese frosting in a glass bowl with a piping bag and a grey napkin

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Traci
Lucious, creamy, silky smooth, and absolutely delicious! This classic cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment to any dessert.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Frostings
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1000 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add half the powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add the other half and beat until combined.
  • Stir in vanilla.

Notes

  • You can make this recipe with a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
  • Make sure the butter is softened. This is really important! So, set it out about an hour or two before you start.
  • Sift your powdered sugar to ensure there won’t be any lumps in your frosting!
  • Always wait to ice your cake. No frosting will stick to a warm cake.
  • You can make this recipe ahead of time! Just keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • If you have left over frosting, you can store it in the freezer. Just make sure to get it out an hour or so before you need it!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 1000kcalCarbohydrates: 159gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 401mgSugar: 153g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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