Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting makes the perfect frosting recipe that can be used on either cupcakes or layer cakes. It is super simple to make, and is the best frosting you can get! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 625 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 cups powdered sugar plus more if needed


  1. With an electric mixer in a large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese together until well blended.

  2. Add powdered sugar gradually to the mix, salt and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula. Beat just until combined, not over-mixing.

  3. Check the post for tips, for a stiffer frosting, add more powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.

  4. Use to frost cupcakes and layer-cakes

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 625 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 342mg15%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Sugar 106g118%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.