Easy Cream Cheese Frosting is made with 4 ingredients! That is it…4!
It will make your cookies, cakes and sweet treats even better! This is the BEST Recipe you will ever make!
Who doesn’t love a good frosting? Most of them are usually made with the same ingredients and are similar. This one is probably no different than most out there, but it is still so dang delicious. Soft, creamy, smooth and delicious!
4 ingredients is all you need to get the best ever cream cheese frosting! The frosting is made with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Nothing fancy, pretty basic, but so perfect!
Making the Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
This frosting is super simple to make. Following a few of my tips will help you end with the best results..
Make sure your cream cheese and butter is softened to room temperature. If this means they need to sit out on your counter for an hour, do it.
The butter and cream cheese needs to be super soft so it mixes well. If not, you will end up with lumpy frosting. It will still taste super good, but it won’t look as pretty. So make sure it is soft.
To help you mix the frosting and get it smooth, a stand mixer with the whisk attachment is what I usually use. You can also use a hand mixer, or mix it by hand.
To make the frosting, just add all the ingredients together and mix well! You can add more powdered sugar if you want it thicker, and sweeter, and less if you want it thinner.
Uses for Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
I use this frosting all the time. I have a few variations of it, but if a recipe needs frosting, this is my go to.
It is smooth, creamy, soft and sweet and so much better than boring frosting made with butter, milk and powdered sugar. Once you make this, you will never go back!
I use this frosting on my Banana Bars. They are a soft banana cake, made in a half sheet pan that you will fall in love with!
The frosting is also used on my Soft Banana Cookies. These cookies are to die for amazing and always a hit!
This frosting is used on my Lemon Sheet Cake, but has lemon juice added to make it a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting – yes, it is as good as it sounds!
You will find a variation of this recipe on my Cinnamon Twists post for my yummy Cinnamon Twists that are so much easier than cinnamon rolls.
My Mom’s Pumpkin Bars use this frosting and it is a family favorite recipe that you need to try.
I also created a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting after this recipe for yummy fall treats!
This frosting can be used on so many sweet treats! Try it on cakes, cookies and brownies and you will never make another frosting again!
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Cream Cheese Frosting (The Best Ever)
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 brick
- 1/2 cup butter, softened, room temperature 1 stick
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Add all of the ingredients together and mix until well combined and smooth. You can add more or less powdered sugar depending on how stiff you want your frosting. NOTE: Make sure your butter and cream cheese are softened…not melted but really softened! If not your frosting will be lumpy…still good but lumpy!