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Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting

Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting is an easy and budget-friendly recipe that is perfect for spreading on cake, cupcakes, pound cake, or even brownies.

This is an easy cream cheese frosting that only requires a few ingredients including powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and milk for a rich and decadent treat to top your desserts. 

Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’re looking for some insanely delicious cream cheese frosting, look no more. This is the stuff. 

We spent summers in Tennessee on my grandparent’s farm, and we were lucky enough to be blessed with a grandma that loved to cook. 

She made a mean angel food cake with cream cheese frosting. Typically, she made us pies, because well, who wouldn’t want pie after every meal–including breakfast. 

Ok, so she didn’t let us have pie after breakfast, but we tried. Oh, and when she would get the pie out to cut a slice after dinner, it would mysteriously be half-eaten. Weird, I know. 

So, back to the frosting.

When the church would have a potluck, or she would get a hankering to make us cake, she ended up making angel food cake with cream cheese frosting. O-M-Gosh. Seriously. 

And the great thing about this frosting is that you can use it for a lot of different types of cakes. I’ve used it on pound cake and it turned out amazing. 

You can also add cocoa, or other ingredients to create chocolate frosting or something else. It’s pretty versatile, but every time delicious. 

What do I need to make the cream cheese icing recipe?

  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Butter, softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk

How do I make the recipe?

  1. Add the butter and cream cheese to a large bowl and mix until creamy. 
  2. Next, add the vanilla extract, and milk and mix until combined.
  3. Finally, add the powdered sugar and mix until well blended.
  4. Spread on cakes and cupcakes.

Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s super easy and takes just a few minutes to make. 

Other desserts with cream cheese frosting:

Yield: 3 cups

Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting

Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting

Insanely Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting is an easy and budget-friendly recipe. The cream cheese frosting recipe works great on just about any cake or cupcakes. It's a cinch to make and a treat to eat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. milk (more if needed)
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix the butter and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar and mix until well blended.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3 cups

Serving Size:

1 tbsp.

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

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Let me know how your frosting turns out. I’d love to hear what type of dessert you covered! 

For more delicious recipes check out the following sites:

Southern PlateSouthern BiteA Southern Soul, Big Bear’s Wife
Julia’s Simply Southern

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and South Your Mouth

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gene

Monday 18th of September 2017

Does this have to be refrigerated?

Julie Pollitt

Monday 18th of September 2017

It's probably ok if you don't, but I always refrigerate things with dairy in them. I am a little overly panicky about things like that. Whenever we buy a cake from the store with buttercream frosting, we refrigerate it.

Joni

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Can this be piped?

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Hi Joni! If it were at room temperature, it's possible. But, it's a fairly thick frosting, so it might be tough to pipe it.

Marlena

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Looks so good!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 24th of August 2017

Thanks Marlena! It's fun to make. :)

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Hi Angie! Glad you're going to be able to use it! Love your blog. Your Elvis Presley Burger looks really good!

angie

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

I love cream cheese icing so yummy my favorite and now I will use this recipe to make my own come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Hi Angie! Glad you're going to be able to use it! Love your blog. Your Elvis Presley Burger looks really good!