Cream Cheese Frosting

 Cream cheese frosting comes in handy for all sorts of delicious delicacies – like red velvet cake, cupcakes, and well… just about anything else I can think of right now. It just makes anything taste better in my book – and no wonder with all that fluffy, vanilla, creamy goodness!

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Yesterday I made a scrumptious pumpkin cake that I topped with cream cheese frosting and a little something special. I cut a piece of the pumpkin cake and shared it with Little Buddy for an afternoon treat – my kitchen was filled with more “ummms” than I think I’ve heard all week. I knew right then and there I had to get that cake out of my house or we’d be in an arm wrestle over it.

Thankfully, my sister kindly accepted it.

I’m so glad she did.

I’d hate to be arm wrestling a nine year old over it.

I’ll share the recipe for the pumpkin cake soon so you can deal with your wrestling match issues. It’s that yummy!

But, as we finished up sharing our piece of cake, Little Buddy asked me, “Can you put some of this frosting on my pancakes?”

I quickly replied, “Not on your pancakes, but it works pretty well just eating it off a spoon.”

Here’s how I make my cream cheese frosting.

Cream your cream cheese with an electric mixer.

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Add in your softened butter and cream it with your cream cheese.

Butter and cream cheese. The perfect little combination in my book.

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Turn your mixer off or on a very low speed and add in your confectioner’s sugar.

Beat until cream and well-combined.


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Now add in your vanilla.

Beat on high speed for just a few seconds until all of your frosting is well-combined, fluffy and perfect!



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Then spread it on and enjoy!

Here’s my Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. It’s a classic that everyone loves!

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Cream Cheese Frosting makes the perfect frosting recipe for so many sweet treats. Get this easy, yet elegant cream cheese frosting recipe.
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Cream cream cheese with an electric mixer.
  2. Add in butter and cream together with cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly add in confectioner’s sugar until well-combined.
  4. Add in vanilla and cream until well-blended, light and fluffy.

Robyn xo


About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    LOVE cream cheese frosting! I like it between cinnamon graham crackers!! yum….

  2. 3

    Um, little Buddy sounds like he’s on to something with the pancakes! How SMART is he?!?

    I *love* cream cheese frosting. LOVE.IT. I think I’ll make your recipe and stash it in the fridge….for “emergencies.” Ha!

  3. 4

    I’m pretty sure I saw cinnamon swirl or cinnamon bun type pancakes on pinterest yesterday… mmm… dinner tonight… something warm & comforting on this very rainy day!!! :)

  4. 5

    Everything is better with cream cheese frosting on it!

  5. 6

    I adore cream cheese frosting, especially on carrot cake. Divine!

  6. 7

    I agree with Bridget… I thought the pancake idea was fantastic!!!

  7. 8

    Cream cheese frosting is one of my favorite things in all the land!!

    And also…I like the pancake idea. Love it, actually. Smart kid.

  8. 9

    I think a pancake sandwich with cream cheese frosting filling would be perfect.

  9. 10

    One of my favorites!!

  10. 11

    I could take a spoon and eat that whole bowl!

  11. 12
    Karen Peterson says:

    So waiting (impatiently) for the pumpkin cake recipe; I’ll have to make it quick as our fall is disappearing; one swift wind and all the leaves will have fallen ;(

  12. 13

    Wow, that not only looks really rich, but really sweet too!

  13. 14

    I LOVE cream cheese frosting and there is nothing better than licking frosting off of a spoon. They should call it *frosting therapy*. It cures many aliments. :)

  14. 15

    Thanks a ton
    Many thanks again ,Isiah

  15. 16

    hello. i made this and the white cake that you have. The cake is wonderful my only problem was that my frosting came out really runny. i followed all the direction to a t and am not positive why it has came out like this. Any tips?? thanks


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