Red-Velvet Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting

The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe that turns out every time!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 stick of REAL butter – slightly softened
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese – slightly softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extra
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Place the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until fully combined and smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Reduce the speed to low, slowly add the powdered sugar mixture, and beat until fully incorporated and smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the paddle and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Turn the mixer to medium speed and mix until fully incorporated and smooth, about 3 minutes. Use immediately.


I like to use a 1A frosting tip from Wilton and a piping bag to get the prettiest frosting on my cupcakes. But you can also use a small spatula or spoon, as well!