Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This smooth and creamy cream cheese recipe is simple and delicious. Light and fluffy in texture learning how to make this homemade cream cheese frosting is all you need to take your red velvet cupcakes and freshly-baked carrot cakes to the next level. Best of all, you only need four ingredients to get started with this sweet frosting. A crowd-pleaser with kids and adults alike, this classic cream cheese frosting will add another layer of delicious flavor to your favorite layer cakes.
  • Prep20 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount6 cups


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  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla (optional), and milk. Beat on high until smooth (30 - 60 seconds). If frosting seems too thin, add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. If it seems too thick, add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.


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