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Ingredients (3)

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories235
  • Fat19.41g
  • Saturated fat10.94g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs12.37g
  • Fiber
  • Sugar11.69g
  • Protein3.36g
  • Cholesterol62.37mg
  • Sodium207.22mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

This delicate frosting has a nice cream cheese flavor and just enough sweetness to complement any cupcake or cake without overwhelming it. We even use it to top our Zucchini and Pine Nut Muffins.

Make-ahead note: The frosting will last up to 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

See also our cream cheese frosting for carrot cake.


  1. 1Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at low speed until sugar is incorporated.

  2. 2Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and whipped, about 3 to 4 minutes. Use to top cookies, cupcakes, or cakes.
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