Cream Cheese Frosting

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based on 14 ratings

Possibly the easiest frosting you’ll ever make! Use to top carrot cakes and red velvet cakes, to sandwich cookies, and to lick from spoons.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    110g (about ½ cup)
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    110g (about ½ cup)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    200g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

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  1. Add unsalted butter and cream cheese to a clean medium bowl
  2. Beat until smooth
  3. Add powdered sugar to the frosting
  4. Mix until smooth
  5. Add vanilla extract to the frosting
  6. Mix until creamy
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