Cake Mix Doctor's Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Dragonfly AZ

I love cream cheese frosting, and this is my new favorite!

Top Review by Lovin the Zaar

I just prepared this and I should have stuck with my "gut feeling" that 2 tablespoons of vanilla sounded like too much. The preparation was going fine until I added all the vanilla. I meant to just add 2 teaspoons, but in a hurry dumped all 2 tablespoons which made it too runny. I've noticed this is very similar to many other recipes posted, but others have less vanilla, so I'm confident it'll come out fine once I decrease the vanilla. UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I had to add another 1/4 sugar to help thicken the frosting. So, I ended up having enough frosting for two 9x13 cakes. The frosting has a really good flavor, so I upped the number of stars. Just couldn't give it a 5 due to the consistency. If you plan to keep whatever you frost in the refrigerator, it may not be a big deal and definitely worth trying this frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl and beat at low speed for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add powdered sugar, mixing in a little at a time, until it is all incorporated.
  3. Add more sugar, as necessary to reach desirable consistency.
  4. Add vanilla, increase mixer speed to medium and beat until frosting is fluffy, about 1 minute more.
  5. Use to frost your favorite cake or cupcakes.

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