Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Thick and fluffy cream cheese frosting that is tangy and perfect on cakes, cupcakes, and more!

This cream cheese frosting is such a classic buttercream recipe, perfect with so many flavors like carrot cake, red velvet, and lemon! It's smooth, sweet, tangy, and irresistible. So easy to make too!

Ingredients Needed

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

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Mix in the vanilla extract on low. Then 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 cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and more! Remember to refrigerate it after 2 hours at room temperature.

Step 4

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

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