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Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

My Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is simple to make, has only four ingredients and is delicious on carrot cupcakes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Calories 52kcal
Author Ang Paris


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add room temperature cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy and smooth
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, a little at a time until it is all incorporated.
  • Next, add vanilla extract and beat until smooth.


This recipe will make enough frosting for a 13x9 cake or 24 cupcakes.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg