Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Amy Duska
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups


  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Cream the cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. I use an electric hand mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla paste and continue to beat until smooth and well combined.
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of milk to thin it out.
  4. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.