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Five cupcake with frosting on them on a wood board.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

Creamy-buttery perfectly sweetened cream cheese frosting. Top your favorite cakes and cupcakes with this simple frosting recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese Frosting, Dessert Recipe, Simple Cream Cheese Forsting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 263 kcal


  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese room temperature
  • ½ Cup Butter room temperature
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 4½-4¾ Cup Powdered Sugar


  1. In a large bowl beat together the room temperature cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in the vanilla extract beating until light and fluffy.

  2. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar into the butter mixture. Making sure to mix well. Gradually add the remaining 2 ½ or 2 ¾ cups of powdered sugar. The ½ or ¾ will depend on how thick you like your frosting. I find that 4 ½ cups of powdered sugar is the perfect amount for me.

  3. Store in an airtight container or frost your favorite cake. This recipe covers one 9x13 cake or the sides and the top of two 8 or 9 inch round cakes.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
Serving Size
12 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.