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Cream Cheese Frosting

You can't beat this classic cream cheese frosting recipe! It's rich and creamy, a little bit tangy, and perfect with so many desserts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake frosting, cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, cupcake frosting, frosting
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese softenened
  • 5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


  • Place butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Reduce the speed to low, slowly add confectioners, 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.
  • Add vanilla and salt. Mixing completely.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time until it's a smooth consistency.
  • Turn mixer to high and beat until light and fluffy.