Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Ingredients

  • 8ouncescream cheese
  • 1/4 cupbutter( 1/2 stick)
  • 1lbpowdered sugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 3tablespoonsmilk
  • 3tablespoonscream, enough to aid in spreading consistency
  • Directions

  • Blend softened cheese and butter in mixer.
  • Blend and whip in the sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat in enough cream to arrive at the right spreading consistency.
  • Ready to spread.
  • Reviews

  • “The flavor is good, but this (to me) is not frosting. It is a glaze. I made it 2 times thinking I did something wrong the 1st time. The second time I almost doubled the powdered sugar and it was still extremely runny. Would be great on cinnamon rolls or cookies, wasn’t so great on my carrot cake.In researching other cream cheese frosting recipes, they don’t call for milk. So next time I will omit the milk. The others also have atleast 3 cups of powdered sugar. Making those changes should change this glaze into a frosting ;)”

  • “This is a delicious recipe!I changed the recipe a bit b/c I first made it for my sister and she has some food allergy issues.I substituted 1/2 lb of powdered sugar for 1/4 cup honey and eliminated the milk and cream.I also added 1 1/2 tsp of freshly ground cinnamon.The frosting still came out great and was very easy to spread and had perfect consistency.The fact that can make substitutions and still have a great frosting is the hallmark of a great recipe to me!!!!Keep ’em coming!!!”

  • “Wow, this was easy…and so tasty! Just the right consistency for cookies…(not at all runny for me, and even better after refridgerated the next day). It stores well too…if you like to frost some of the cookies tomorrow…:)”

  • “This is very good!I used it to frost the Dark-Chocolate-Cake-2496.I didn’t add any milk to this, since I want to frost it thick.I used twice the vanilla, as other recommend.The only thing I wasn’t sure of is the “Pinch of Salt” that is listed in the ingredients, but not listed in the steps.I didn’t add any salt.”

  • “Perfect for carrot, pumpkin or banana cake. Just right.”

  • “Yum!”

  • “Just made this frosting for my hubby’s bday cake. I only added a splash of half & half to the sugar/butter/cream cheese & vanilla mixture & it came out perfect & heavenly delicious!”

  • “I halved this recipe to frost cupcakes and it turned out great! I think I used a bit more than 1/2 lb of sugar though?Thanks for posting!”

  • “What a great and simple recipe for cream cheese frosting! Perfect on Lemonade cupcakes!Thanks so very much!”

  • “I made this frosting yesterday but I made some changes like cutting the down the measurements and it turned out really smooth and tasty! I I used 1/4 c of butter, 1 cup confectioner sugar and 2 T of milk. My guests really loved it! Perfect for my red velvet birthday cake.Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Very quick and easy! It is so delicious! I used it on some soft sugar cookies that I made for my nephews B-day party. They were a hit and everyone loved the frosting!”

  • “Quick, easy, tasty. Put this on a yellow cake. Did use lemon juice instead of cream to thin, gave it the flavor I was looking for. Thanks”

  • “I love this frosting recipe!The original posted here is to die for, but I often make it with low fat or fat free cream cheese and nf milk to reduce the calories– still good, but more runny and not quite so cream-cheesy.Adding in natural fruit preserves (raspberry is my fave) or honey/lavender gives a nice twist!”

  • “Oh very tasty; creamy & easy. I used 2 TBL whipping cream; one 16 oz package of powdered sugar (which is about 3-1/2 cups of XXX sugar although you’ll see various statistics online). I put it on an average spice cake but the frosting was delicious.”

  • “Wonderful! was really happy with this recipe. added a little fresh nutmeg to the recipe….cause I could and it was great on my banana cake!”

  • “We thought it was a little too sugary for our taste.Perfer more of a cream cheese taste to such a sweet taste.Thought I would try this variation but will probably go back to my old standby which calls for 1/2 cup butter and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar.Thanks for sharing anyways though!”

  • “Wonderful! It was definitely different when I made it with coconut milk. Next time I would not add the vanilla with the c. milk.=)”

  • “Delicious! Don’t think you can get away without using your mixer… I tried, and failed miserably… but once you put it in the mixer it turns into heaven! I added a bit extra vanilla because before hand I tasted quite a bit of the sugar… and ADD THE PINCH OF SALT… 🙂 Great recipe, thank you!”

  • “Good frosting. Used, ultimately, to satisfy a craving for cream cheese frosting. Boxed carrot cake offered itself up as the vehicle for this creamy, sugary goodness, because just eating it by the spoonful seemed wrong somehow. ;)”

  • “Great frosting!I added a bit too much milk, but it is still delicious and creamy.I am frosting some carrot cake cupcakes and this is just perfect.Thanks for the recipe!”

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