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Cream Cheese Frosting

April 27, 2010

Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for home-made cream cheese frosting. It’s great on so many cakes–carrot, banana, chocolate, strawberry, you name it! I’m going to plead with you to never again buy canned frosting. It’s a terrible product filled with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated oils. Blech! It’s really not much more time and effort to whip up the real deal. And the real stuff tastes so much better! OK, lecture over :)

1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar, divided


  • Place cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  • Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating at low speed until smooth (do not over beat).
  • Stir in remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar.
  • Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  • Spread frosting over top of desired cake.
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4 Responses to “ Cream Cheese Frosting ”

  1. Melissa on November 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    is this a whoole package of confectioners sugar do you know?

    • KP on November 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

      Wish I could answer this Missy, but package sizes vary so much all over the world. Not sure that my standard package of powdered sugar is the same size as what you\’re buying. That\’s why I try not to write a recipe without a measurement. You\’re just gonna have to scoop it out to measure, I\’m afraid!

  2. mollyanne23 on June 9, 2010 at 12:47 am

    The BEST cream cheese frosting! I’m addicted!

    • KP on June 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      You crack me up Molly! So glad you like it :)

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