My Go To Cream Cheese Frosting

You guys, today just got sweeter, and it all has to do with this delicious cream cheese frosting! I have been making this recipe for so many years I can even remember…and I wanted to share it with you!

Delicious cream cheese frosting. Make this frosting recipe and use it on cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more!

I use this cream cheese frosting recipe for my cinnamon rolls, pumpkins bars, general frosting on cakes, and the leftovers are so wonderful on a graham cracker….

When I was kid, I remember sitting and watching my mom mix this same frosting up by hand.  I would sit and beg to lick the spoon, or clean out the bowl with my finger…and now I have kids of my own that do the same. My only hope is that I can teach them like my mom has taught me.

I wanted to share this cream cheese frosting recipe for many reasons, some of them being that I will be sharing some sweet fall treats that include this yummy icing. Another reason is that its just so dang good and so dang easy to make too!

The sweet and tangy flavor from the cream cheese and powder sugar are epic.  Let’s talk about how easy it is to make!

You need cream cheese(obviously), butter, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar.

I start with room temperature cream cheese and butter.  This makes such a big difference when you are whipping it up.

Start by adding the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixer.  I use my KitchenAid for this.  Whip it all up until it is well incorporated.  I then add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time, along with 1 tbsp on milk.  Once you have all the powdered sugar mixed in, you will want whip it up until it is light and fluffy.  Its so easy and tastes sooo good!

You can adjust the stiffness of this frosting by the amount of powdered sugar you use.  I like a bit less depending on what I am using it for.  If I am using it for cookies or cupcakes, I will make sure to use a bit more so that the top will firm up and not be sticky.

Watch this video on how I make the yummiest cream cheese frosting:

Delicious cream cheese frosting. Make this frosting recipe and use it on cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more!

Just a spoonful right?

Delicious cream cheese frosting. Make this frosting recipe and use it on cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more!

It’s delicious.  My kids are often sitting there waiting for me to let them lick the beaters or the bowl.

Delicious cream cheese frosting. Make this frosting recipe and use it on cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more!

Its divine on cupcakes.  

Get the full cream cheese frosting recipe here!

Cream Cheese Frosting

This cream cheese frosting is the most delicious, and easy to make! Use it on cookies, cakes, breads, and cinnamon rolls!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, frosting, icing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 20 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cube butter at room temperature
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanillla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. mix the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until whipped

  2. add 2 cups powdered sugar, and milk and continue to mix

  3. Add 1-2 more cups of sugar and continue to whip up. Once at this point you can add more if you want it more sweet.

 

Delicious cream cheese frosting. Make this frosting recipe and use it on cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more!

Delicious cream cheese frosting. Make this frosting recipe and use it on cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more!

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This is the yummiest frosting! Make this cream cheese frosting recipe right now! It is good on cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls! Its delicious and so easy to make!

Make sure to follow my Dessert Board on Pinterest to stay up to date on all the yummiest treats.

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3 Comments

  1. This would be much easier if you would tell us how much of each ingredients and make it printable. Thank you.

  2. This is the best icing! Once you make it, it will be the only icing you will use.
    You can add chocolate chips for chocolate icing – left over icing freezes well.
    How easy to have vanilla icing, then add chocolate and you can have both flavors of icing on one batch of baking.
    Give it a try!

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