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Classic Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 166
This classic homemade cream cheese frosting recipe praised for its velvety smooth creamy texture and perfectly balanced taste. It is a crowd favorite and calls for only 5 simple ingredients!


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 1/4 cups powdered sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the softened butter and cream cheese. Using an electric mixer on high beat the butter and cream cheese until thoroughly combined and smooth. Once smooth, add the vanilla extract and salt, ensuring that this is also thoroughly combined. Set the electric mixer to low. Slowly add in small amounts of the powdered sugar, about 1/3 of a cup at a time until it is completely combined into the mixture. Use to frost cupcakes or cakes.
Calories: 166kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg