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The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting recipe ever! So rich and creamy, perfect for carrot cake, banana cake and whoopie pies!

Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect cream cheese frosting recipe to use on cupcakes, cakes and cookies!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 16


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


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


Serving: 3tablespoons | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.1mg