Cream Cheese Frosting for your cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and cookies! Here’s everything you need to know to for how to make cream cheese frosting that is smooth and creamy as well as delicious! You’ll love this recipe!
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Servings: 3 cups
- 2 8-ounce packages full-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- pinch of salt
Cream the cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until creamy. Add the remaining cream cheese and butter. Beat again until creamy.
Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time on low speed until just combined and all the sugar is mixed in. The frosting will should like dense butter.
Add in the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt. Slowly increase the mixer speed to medium-high for 2 minutes, then on high speed for 30 seconds until the frosting is light and fluffy. If not using an edged paddle attachment, make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
This recipe will make just over 3 cups and is a medium-consistency frosting - perfect for spreading on cakes.
If you need a stiffer cream cheese frosting, add in an additional cup of sifted sugar.
If you plan on using this frosting for piping decorations, it is best to allow it to cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.