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Cream Cheese Frosting

This classic cream cheese frosting is tangy and sweet and is perfect for cupcakes or cakes. This cream cheese frosting uses a high ratio of cream cheese to butter to really let the cream cheese flavor shine through. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 8 oz (225 gr) full fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 TBSP (28 gr) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 cups (360-480 gr) powdered sugar
  • large pinch salt


  1. Place the cream cheese, butter, 3 cups of the powdered sugar, and a large pinch of salt in the mixing bowl. Mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer, starting on low speed and gradually increasing until well combined and creamy. You can add up to 1 more cup of powdered sugar for a more stiff frosting that will stand up better to piping.
  2. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Beat for a few minutes to refresh before using.


This recipe makes enough frosting to frost one single layer 8": or 9" round cake, a 9x13 sheet cake, or 12-18 cupcakes.

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