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Learn how to make cream cheese frosting with my best ever cream cheese frosting recipe.
Gemma's Best Ever Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

My light and fluffy cream cheese frosting is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, donuts and more. Tried and true, this is the best cream cheese frosting.

Course: Frosting
Cuisine: American
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 5 cups (1 lb 4 oz/ 575g) powdered sugar, sifted lightly to remove any lumps
  • 2 cups (16oz/454g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high cream together the cream cheese and butter.

  2. Once light and fluffy add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until it is smooth and creamy.
  3. This can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.