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Cream Cheese Frosting-1

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Maria
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 4 cups 1x


Creamy and thick homemade cream cheese frosting is easy to make using only 4 ingredients.  It’s the perfect topping to carrot cake, cupcakes, pumpkin cake, cinnamon rolls and so much more.



  • 8 oz (224 g) full fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 stick (113 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups (480 g) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, 2-3 minutes.  Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is mostly incorporated.  Increase to medium-high speed and beat for 3 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and mix on medium speed for 30 seconds.