Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting, Recipe Inside
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Cream cheese frosting refers to any form of frosting that contains cream cheese. To make cream cheese frosting, simply blend cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. Cream cheese frosting can alternatively be made using a base of buttercream icing or even whipped cream. Here are some tips that you can use while making your own homemade cream cheese frosting.

 Bring the butter and cream cheese to room temperature before preparing the frosting for spreadable, non-clumpy frosting.

 To get rid of any air bubbles, stir the frosting with a wooden spoon right before icing a cake.

 Give the cream cheese frosting flavour. Unsweetened cocoa powder should be added to powdered sugar and combined with a whisk to make chocolate cream cheese frosting. If you want a lemon cream cheese frosting that tastes like cheesecake, substitute the vanilla for lemon juice and add some lemon zest.


 113g unsalted butter

 226g cream cheese 

 1 tsp vanilla extract

 ¼ tsp salt

 500g powdered sugar


 In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with an electric mixer), combine the butter and cream cheese, and beat until smooth, creamy, and lump-free.

 Salt and vanilla extract can be added; whisk to blend.

 Add the powdered sugar gradually while running the mixer on low until mixed.

 Use to frost cake or cupcakes that have totally cooled.

Important notes

1. Frosting that is too thick and sweet is frequently caused by over-measuring the powdered sugar; it should be weighed or measured in the same manner that flour is. If your frosting becomes overly thick, thin it with a splash of heavy cream or milk at a time until the proper consistency is obtained.

2. This is a robust and pipe-able frosting that holds its shape and has a texture similar to the buttercream. It's fantastic for decorating. Many cream cheese recipes use less sugar and are much looser as a result; this icing is less sweet than buttercream, but if you want a less sweet frosting, use less sugar and add to taste.