Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This smooth and creamy cream cheese recipe is simple and delicious. Light and fluffy in texture learning how to make this homemade cream cheese frosting is all you need to take your red velvet cupcakes and freshly-baked carrot cakes to the next level.

Best of all, you only need four ingredients to get started with this sweet frosting. A crowd-pleaser with kids and adults alike, this classic cream cheese frosting will add another layer of delicious flavor to your favorite layer cakes.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This smooth and creamy cream cheese recipe is simple and delicious.  A crowd-pleaser with kids and adults alike, this classic cream cheese frosting will add another layer of delicious flavor to your favorite layer cakes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Servings 6 cups

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Butter (2 sticks softened)
  • 2 Packages Cream Cheese (8 ounces each)
  • 8 Cups Powdered Sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla (optional), and milk. Beat on high until smooth (30 - 60 seconds). If frosting seems too thin, add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. If it seems too thick, add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.
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