4.42 from 12 votes
Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
 
How to make the creamiest, richest, tangiest and best cream cheese frosting ever! Swirl this on top of red velvet cake, carrot cake and cupcakes galore! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: icing
Servings: 15 cupcakes
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 to 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese ( 12 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1.  Beat the cream cheese until smooth and light textured.

  2. Add in the butter and beat until it's completely combined with the cream cheese.

  3. Add in the first TWO cups of icing sugar, then add in another 1/4 cup at a time, TASTE TESTING until you have reached the perfect tang and sweetness for your tastes! 

  4. Once the icing tastes perfect to you, beat in the vanilla. Frost cupcakes and cakes. This will heavily frost 15 cupcakes and (1) 8-10 inch wide 2 layer cake.

Recipe Notes

This is such an easy recipe to adapt. I used 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese to frost red velvet cupcakes, but if you want just the slightest hint or cream cheese, simply use one 8 ounce package. 

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 29g
Vitamin A 4.7%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.