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chocolate cupcakes decorated with cream cheese frosting on a plate
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Cream Cheese Frosting

This easy cream cheese frosting recipe comes together in a matter of minutes and is a delicious way to top cake and cupcakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosting
Servings: 16
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Chef Kim


  • Mixer


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ stick butter softened
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract or milk for a lighter frosting
  • 32 ounces powdered sugar


  • Cream together cream cheese and butter.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk if mixture is too thick.
  • Whip the frosting at HIGH speed for 4-5 minutes or until it is light and fluffy.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg