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How To Make The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Get ready for the best cream cheese frosting on the planet! This easy recipe only requires a few ingredients and very simple steps, resulting in the best frosting for all your baked goodies.

Let me show you how to make the best whipped cream cheese frosting. It’s so easy.

The Perfect Dessert Addition

White frosting in a clear glass bowl.

Whipped cream cheese frosting is my favorite frosting. It’s creamy and sweet without being too sweet, a perfect addition to your favorite cake.

Swirl it on with a piping bag or smear it on to any treat you desire. 

Of course, if you just want to eat it with a spoon, that’s totally fine too!

White cream cheese frosting on top of cake.

What Can You Do with Traditional Cream Cheese Frosting?

It’s a well-known fact that frosting makes everything better.

Cakes simply would not be the same without it. But other desserts that don’t always come with frosting will simply make you swoon all the more when you put the best cream cheese frosting on top.

Honestly, it’s the perfect complement to just about anything you can bake up.

  • Carrot cake
  • Birthday cake
  • Layer cake in any flavor
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Strawberry shortcake cakes
  • Red velvet cake
  • Red velvet cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Brownies

All of these treats have found the perfect topping with this cream cheese frosting recipe.

You’re only limited by your imagination, so let’s whip up a batch of this ultra-yummy stuff and make something extra delicious together!

Ingredients For Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Softened cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sour cream
  • Heavy cream

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

There are just five simple ingredients needed to make this delicious frosting. Then you can add it to all your favorite desserts.

It may be the most perfect frosting of all because it pairs well with everything.

You can also make it any color you wish by adding a small amount of gel food coloring. There are lots of gel food colors out there to choose from.

Then your frosted cake can match any occasion – favorite colors for a birthday party, a baby shower theme, spring, summer, winter, fall, holidays, or any time!

If you have leftover frosting, you can simply do what I do and dig in with a spoon.

However, I do try to behave from time to time, so I will often serve it with fresh fruit as a fruit dip for a snack.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Cream cheese in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Start by adding the softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl.

Sour cream and cream cheese in a large clear glass mixing bowl.

Next, add the sour cream.

Vanilla extract in a clear glass mixing bowl with sour cream and cream cheese.

Pour the vanilla extract into the bowl.

Powdered sugar in a bowl with frosting ingredients. There is a spatula in the bowl.

Add the powdered sugar.

Pouring heavy cream into the bowl with frosting ingredients.

Finally, pour the heavy cream into the bowl and mix well with an electric hand mixer or with a whisk attachment for your stand mixer. You will get that fluffy texture.

If the frosting is too thin, add a little bit of powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, add a little bit of heavy cream until it is the perfect consistency.

Frosting on a red velvet cake.

The recipe worked perfectly for this red velvet cream cheese cake!

Store the frosting in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated.

How To Make The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

If you have a hard time resisting desserts like me, then this creamy frosting is going to make it all the more challenging.

But it’s SO worth it. It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get the full recipe and instructions!

White frosting in a clear glass bowl.

How To Make The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The best whipped cream cheese frosting is easy to make and turns out creamy and fluffy. It's perfect for topping cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.


  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of heavy cream


  1. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and heavy cream to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the ingredients until creamy.


If the frosting is too thick, add a small amount of heavy cream. If it's too thin, add a small amount of powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 889Total Fat: 66gSaturated Fat: 39gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 0gSugar: 62gProtein: 10g

Nutrition is approximate.

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