How To Make The Best Cream Cheese Frosting In The World

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This is the best cream cheese frosting anywhere! I LOVE my mother’s recipe because it is good for every kind of cookie, doughnut, cake or pastry! I used to buy some famous Bundt shaped cakes because I liked the frosting, besides the cake itself, not anymore! This frosting is the best! You can make it thinner for a drizzle type frosting, or you make it thicker to use a piping tool of any kind.

I was so glad I found her recipe in her old wooden (heirloom treasure to me) recipe box.

Best Cream Cheese Frosting:

Here are the only ingredients you need….butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. I use clear vanilla to keep my frosting white. My favorite vanilla: Watkins Original Double Strength Extract, Vanilla, 11 Ounce. I also learned about vanilla bean paste: Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, 4 Ounce.

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You Can Freeze This Cream Cheese Frosting:

I love this recipe because I can freeze a few batches of cream cheese frosting in small plastic containers. I just pull out the container from the freezer the day before I plan to use it and place it in the refrigerator and it’s ready to use when needed.

You should try this recipe on my cinnamon rolls: Linda’s Cinnamon Rolls.

Cream Cheese Frosting Ideas:

1. cinnamon rolls

2. cookies

3. cakes

4. graham cracker cookies

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5. sheet cakes

6. bundt cakes

7. cupcakes

8. muffins

9. layered cakes

10. pumpkin bread

11. zucchini bread

12. cranberry bread

Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 9 votes
cream cheese frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cupcakes/or 24 Cinnamon Rolls
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1- 8- ounce package softened cream cheese
  • 3-3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Cream the butter with the cream cheese. Slowly add the powdered sugar to the thickness you desire. Add the vanilla and mix until everything is incorporated.

Recipe Notes
  1. You can make this recipe and freeze it in smaller containers to use at a different time.

Chocolate cake by Linda

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Frosting/Cupcakes: AdobeStock_109386144 by anaumenko

5 thoughts on “How To Make The Best Cream Cheese Frosting In The World

  • May 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS – I LOVE cream cheese frosting. I’d recommend using a vanilla bean paste instead of regular vanilla. Trust me…you won’t regret it!

    Met you at SNAP and I’m just now going through my business cards…whoops! Totally stalking you in ever possible way! Hope you’ll check out my site!

  • March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for this recipe, Linda. Sounds good and I will save it so that when Farmer H decides to frost something, it will be on a piece of paper instead of my having to look it up and read it to him. Lazy of me, I know.
    Southern Urban Homesteader

    • March 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Brenda, my website dashboard is broken and I am working on it. I hope you can print the recipe. My new website will be done at the end of the month. Linda

  • November 23, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Hi Linda, can you tell me how much of each ingredient?

    • November 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Roxanne, oh my gosh, thank you for telling me!! I moved over 3000 recipes to my new recipe card program, whew! Glad you found this one! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! It’s fixed! Linda


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