Easy, Creamy, Fluffy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m not a big fan of frostings. Most of them are just waaay to sweet and completely overpower whatever you put it on.  However I LOVVVVE this homemade cream cheese frosting recipe.

This frosting is sweet but not overly sweet. I can eat a spoonful without gagging. It’s quick, easy, fluffy, creamy and spreads with ease! I love that I can still taste the cream cheese in this recipe. Once you’ve made this frosting, you’ll realize what an insult store bought  cream cheese frostings are.

Nothing can take the place of a frosting made with real butter baby!!! I use this homemade cream cheese frosting recipe for my red velvet cakes, carrot cakes, ice cream cakes, chocolate cakes and whatever else tastes good with a cream cheese frosting.

Easy, Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting


Watch me make this homemade cream cheese frosting from start to finish!

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Easy, Creamy, Fluffy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe type: frosting
Serves: Frost 3 layer cake
  • 2 (8 oz) packs cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup milk, made need more
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  1. Add softened cream cheese into large bowl.
  2. Pour in milk, butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Pour in half of the powdered sugar.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Add the remaining powdered sugar.
  7. Mix until smooth and fluffy.
  8. Use a spatula to scrape down the side of the bowl if needed.
If the frosting is too thick, add in a few drops of milk (about ¼ teaspoon) at a time and stir after each addition. It doesn't take much liquid to thin it out. If you add too much milk, you'll have to add more powdered sugar to thicken it back up which will make it sweeter.


  1. says

    Baked two set of this wonderful Red Velvet cake today, I used two 250g of Mascarpone cream cheese 1/2 ‘
    cup milk 2capful of vanilla extract and approximately 5 cups of icing sugar , this due to covering a three layer cake… I have had no conpalints about the sweetness so far..

  2. Hanna says

    So are we supposed to used 8oz or 16 oz of cream cheese?

    I used 2*8oz pack but it was way too runny – I’m thinking it should be 8oz. Please help as going to make it again today!

  3. Antoinette says

    Frosting was good but too weak, I didn’t want to add anymore sugar to make it too sweet but should of added another stick of butter. I will see how that works.

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