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Not too sweet, with a little bitter tang, Cream Cheese Frosting is always a good choice!

Cream cheese frosting isn’t super stiff. Instead, the additional fat from the cream cheese makes for a wonderfully supple consistency. But it is smooth and rich, with a slightly bitter tang that’s the wholly due to the titular ingredient. It pairs especially well with carrot cake and pumpkin based cakes and cookies.

And, unlike some other frostings, cream cheese frosting isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, which leaves room for the dessert to shine.

Want a great cream cheese frosting recipe?

Here’s one for your collection.

It’s a basic, four ingredient frosting that you’ll want to make over and over again. But just because it’s basic doesn’t mean it’s boring! In fact, the simplicity of a cream cheese frosting is one of it’s assets. It compliments the dessert instead of overshadowing it. Plus, it’s just downright scrumptious!

Ready to try it yourself?

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Cream Cheese Frosting


Units Scale
  • 1 c Butter, soft
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, soft
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 35 c Confectioners’ Sugar


  1. Beat the butter until it’s smooth, then add the cream cheese. Beat until homogenous.
  2. Add the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar, mixing until you have a good consistency and it’s sweetened to your tastes.

And did you know you can customize it? It’s true!

If you want a blueberry cream cheese frosting, you can use butter, cream cheese, and confectioners’ sugar, like normal. But you can crush freeze dried blueberries in a food processor and add them to make it a unique fruity flavor. Or, you can add brown sugar, molasses, and sour cream to your cream cheese frosting too! Like I did in my Carrot Cake recipe.

So, if you’re looking for a twist on this classic cream cheese frosting recipe, follow your heart (and your taste buds) and experiment! See what a good cream cheese frosting can do for you and your dessert!

Ready for the next frosting?

OMG I’m so excited for this one because it’s chocolate! 🍫🀀 I love chocolate- so we have to check out that topic! ASAP! Are you ready? Click the Next Butten to do just that.