After you try this Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe, you’ll never go back to store bought frosting again!

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from Scratch

All you need is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make the Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe you’ve ever tasted!


This is the perfect Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Cookies, to frost on your Cupcakes or Cake, and to smother over your homemade cinnamon rolls!  It’s luscious, dreamy, and the perfect combination of tart cream cheese paired with a kiss of sweet!  Seriously… it’s so good you’ll want to lick the bowl! 

In a 4-0 vote, my family voted this easy cream cheese frosting recipe the best they’d ever tasted!  Buh-bye store bought frosting… you’re such a thing of the past now!

This thick, creamy frosting will become your new best friend in the kitchen and the secret to your off-the-charts baked goods.  Plus, it’s an absolute must-have on your next carrot cake.

So let’s get baking so you have a good excuse to learn how to make cream cheese frosting, too!  You know you want to try this!

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What Your Frugal Friends Are Saying About This Recipe…

Jennifer writes: “We made this just like the recipe and it’s decadent!!! Delicious!!”

Skylar writes: “Delicious! My hubby hates frosting but loves this!”

LeAn writes: “Nice and thick. My go to for carrot cakes!!!!”

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Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe! {Easy 5-Minute Frosting}

After you try this Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe, you’ll never go back to store bought frosting again!Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 minsCourse: DessertCuisine: American Servings: 2 .5 cups Author: The Frugal Girls


  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened to room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. Salted Butter softened
  • 2.5 cups Confectioner’s Sugar {Powdered Sugar}
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Place Cream Cheese and Butter in large mixing bowl, and cream together until smooth.
  • Add in Vanilla and Confectioner’s Sugar, and continue mixing on low speed until combined.
  • Then mix on medium-high speed for 2 more minutes.
  • Once done mixing, stir well with spatula to help break up air bubbles.
  • Immediately frost on your cooled cake, pipe onto your cooled cupcakes, or spread on your cooled cookies. ENJOY!


  • Recipe can be easily doubled for larger multi-layer cakes or big batches of cookies or cupcakes.
  • If you’d like a stiffer frosting, you can add 1 – 2 tbsp. Cornstarch to the frosting.
  • Use these tips for How to Soften Butter Quickly!

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