Kittencal's Best Cream Cheese Frosting (Extra Creamy Option)

"This makes the most wonderful creamy dreamy frosting and to make this even more creamy and fluffy add in 1-2 cups thawed Cool Whip frozen topping start with 1 cup and add in more until desired texture, this frosting freezes well ----- for coconut-cream cheese frosting add in 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon coconut extract and reduce the vanilla to 1 teaspoon, also add in 1/2 cup sweetened flaked or shredded coconut at the end of beating"
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Ready In:
3 cups


  • 12 cup butter, room temperature (no subs!)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (if possible use clear vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream, unwhipped (for the best texture use only whipping cream)
  • 3 12 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted (more if needed, must be sifted)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1 -2 cup cool whip frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)


  • Cream the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and the whipping cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Add in the sifted confectioners sugar; beat until frosting consistency, (adding more icing sugar or whipping cream if needed until the right consistency is achieved).
  • Add in food coloring if using.
  • OPTIONAL; add in 1 cup of Cool Whip frozen topping and beat on low speed with an electric mixer until just blended (add in more Cool Whip until desired texture is achieved).

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  1. This is without doubt the best cream cheese frosting EVER!!!<br/>I was in the middle of making it and realized I didn't have whipping cream, I didn't even have whole milk, so I used what I had, Lactaid skim milk and I did add a cup of Cool was so delicious. The Cool Whip made it really creamy and cut the heaviness of the cream cheese and butter. <br/>Not only did it taste wonderful, it piped out beautifully. Thank you so much for this recipe.
  2. I made the Coconut version of this frosting and all i can say is forget the cake just enjoy the frosting. It is the best ever made. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful recipe.
  3. OUTSTANDING frosting!!! I've tried cream cheese frostings before and they have always ended up runny, but this frosting held its shape beautifully and was so tasty!! I used this frosting to top Recipe #184401. I used Wilton's clear vanilla to keep the frosting white. Thanks Kitten for another homerun!! :)
  4. I am giving this recipe 4-stars for the version without the optional whipped topping. I wish I had stopped, and not added that ingredient as it tainted the icing with artificial flavoring. I ended up throwing out the icing. Next time I make it I will definitely omit the whipped topping.
  5. This was amazing and so delicious! I made it to frost another Kittencal recipe (pumpkin cupcakes) and it was just evil. I didn't do the extra creamy option and only had milk, but it still turned out fantastic. I'll never use another cream cheese frosting recipe again. Thank you!


  1. Amazing frosting. I subbed some cocoa powder for a bit of the powdered sugar, and I did the extra creamy addition of Cool Whip (even though I normally never use the stuff). Used frosting to top mini devil's food cupcakes. Turned out fabulous!



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