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Easy, Creamy, Fluffy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

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. what exactly is a “stick” of butter? how about some measurements?

  2. This recipe is the bomb! My family ate it up just as soon as I put it out!

  3. Can someone please tell me how I can substitute butter milk? I live in a small town and store doesn’t carry it. Thanks so much
    I’m gettin’ hungry

  4. I will try this… look ummpppphhhh..

  5. OMG! Words alone cannot express the success I’ve had with both the red velvet cake AND the homemade cream cheese frosting. As of today I’m making cake #3 within a month’s time. This is a winning combination recipe and my family and friends absolutely LOVE it. So YES, DIVAS CAN COOK! Thanks for an amazing recipe/website. I wish you continued success and more importantly thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us. xoxo

  6. This cake is fabulous!!! Moist and so delicious! The cream cheese icing is a perfect match for the cake. I made it for my sister’s birthday and everyone loved it! Thank you!

  7. Hi! Can I use heavy cream instead of milk? Can’t wait to try!

  8. How much butter is in a stick please? We don’t buy butter by the stick where I live.

  9. How much butter would be in a stick please? We don’t buy butter by the stick here.

  10. If the folks getting a runny result are using margarine instead of real butter, that would cause problems.

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