Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 4 cups




  • Mix cream cheese and butter on low speed using either a stand or hand mixer until well mixed and smooth.
  • Sift sugar. This is very important to avoid small sugar lumps and achieve a very smooth frosting.
  • Add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well in between each addition. Stop when you get the consistency you desire.
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  • At this point, you can use as is or add flavorings 1 tsp at a time until you get the desired taste. Any kind will work well with this frosting.
  • Cocoa mixes well into this for chocolate cream cheese frosting. Start with two tablespoons and go up from there, a tablespoon at a time, until you get the level of chocolate-ness you want.
  • Or color it: Since this frosting is almost snow white, you can add any color you like.
  • And if it's too sweet for you, add a bit of salt to counteract that. You can really do whatever you like with this one.