Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

To go with the cake I just posted.

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Servings: 12
Yield: 2 cups


½ cup butter softened
8 ounces cream cheese
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Step 1

Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.

Step 2

Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

Nutritional Facts:

Per Serving:
292 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 40.4g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 41.1mg; sodium 110.9mg.

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.


Cream cheese frosting (and buttercream frosting too) is one of those things where it’s all a game of balance- too little frosting, and the cake tastes boring. But too much frosting and you lose the cake entirely! :laughing:

I can appreciate a nice frosting- even though I’m definitely a “more cake, less frosting” person! This looks like a great basic recipe for a classic frosting :cupcake:

Thanks for sharing, @Amethyst! :heart::blush:


I’m awful, before my diabetes, I could buy a jar of frosting from the store and just eat that as a treat. LOL. Glad you liked this recipe!


Hahaha no judgement there! After all, I can’t point fingers- sometimes I eat sticky mouthfuls of maple syrup and honey right out of the bottles :joy:

We all have our sweet indulgences :grin: :+1: Sometimes happiness comes in a jug of maple syrup of jar of frosting!