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cupcake being frosted with cream cheese frosting
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The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting

This 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!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $6


  • 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups (339g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • 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).
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.



Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.1mg