The Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Perfect cream cheese frosting that is thick, deliciously tangy, and delicious on red velvet cake, cupcakes, brownies, and more.

This classic cream cheese frosting is the best! It's delicious slathered on everything, from cakes, to cookies, to brownies. Or you could just eat it by the spoonful. It's easy to make too!

Ingredients You Need

Softened unsalted butter, full fat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

First, cream softened butter and room temperature cream cheese together on medium-high speed with a stand or hand mixer until creamy.

Step 1

Next, gradually mix in the powdered sugar on low 1 cup at a time until fully combined. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 2

After that, beat in the vanilla on low. Once combined, increase the speed to medium and whip the frosting until it is light and fluffy.

Step 3

Now your frosting is ready to use on all of your baked goods! Make sure to refrigerate it after 2 hours at room temperature.

Step 4

Enjoy your delicious cream cheese frosting! Want to make this recipe? Check out the full instructions at:

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