cupcake being frosted with cream cheese frosting
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Servings: 12 cupcakes

The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Cream Cheese Frosting is a simple frosting recipe perfect for cakes, for cookies, or for cupcakes! It goes great on red velvet, carrot cake cupcakes or any flavor you love!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese — softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter — softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy.

  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

  3. Frosting option: use a 1M tip for a beautiful cupcake. Will frost about 12 cupcakes (more if you use a knife with a light amount of frosting).

  4. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese, frosting

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 cupcake) — Calories: 250, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 62mg, Potassium: 26mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Sugar: 30g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 9.8%, Calcium: 2.1%, Iron: 0.5%