This classic cream cheese frosting recipe makes the perfect topping for carrot cake, pumpkin bars, chocolate cake and more. It is rich and full of cream cheese flavor.
You have to have a great recipe for classic cream cheese frosting. It is a must in any baker’s arsenal.
It comes together quickly and is perfect for so many kinds of cake. Baking a carrot cake? You have to have cream cheese frosting!
Need something for your chocolate cake? Cream cheese frosting!
Making a strawberry cake? Wouldn’t it be lovely with some cream cheese frosting?!
You get my point. Anyway, this is easy and delicious and a must make in any kitchen!
Some people do half butter and half cream cheese in their frosting, but I love that this is almost all cream cheese. It leaves that cream cheese tang in tact and is perfect for Linda’s Carrot Cake, which just so happens to be where this recipe comes from!
If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 lb (about 3 cups) powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cream butter and cream cheese together
- Add sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth and creamy
- Frost cooled cake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.