I’ve been making my share of red velvet cakes over the past few months and wanted a cream cheese frosting that was a tad bit lighter than my previous cream cheese frosting recipe.

This light cream cheese frosting is exactly like the name says, light. It’s not as fluffy and delicate as a whipped cream cheese frosting but it’s also not as heavy as a regular cream cheese frosting. Its a happy little mixture of both!

light cream cheese frosting recipe

 

I love this frosting on cakes because it has such a balanced amount of sweetness and the texture is creamy and soft, yet firm enough to handle the weight of layered cakes.

I use this light cream cheese frosting to frost my red velvet cakes and carrot cakes this year and folks really liked it.

Looking for a cream cheese frosting that’s a lil more heavier? Check out my fluffy cream cheese frosting!

 

light cream cheese frosting recipe

Get the Recipe: Light Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 9 ratings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 2 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick real butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Beat cream cheese, butter and heavy whipping cream until fluffy and combined.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little at a time.
  • Mix on high speed until creamy and light.
  • Add more cream or powdered sugar to adjust the thickness if needed.

Notes

~TIPS~
Kick it up! Add extracts such and orange, peppermint or coconut to enhance the flavors to go with certain cakes. I love adding in a dash of coconut or mint extract for chocolate cakes.
You may need more or less powdered sugar or heavy whipping cream.
Author: Divas Can Cook
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