Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting (Easy, Creamy and Not Too Sweet)

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Jan. 09, 2012

My favorite frosting is hands down cream cheese frosting!! I like it sweet but not too sweet and I MUST be able to taste the cream cheese in it.

This recipe is one of my favorite cream cheese frosting recipes. It's light, fluffy, creamy, easy and has the perfect balance of sweetness and cream cheese.


Cream cheese 16 Ounce (2 (8 ounce) pack)
Milk/Soy milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (or more)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick)
Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
Powdered sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)



1. In a bowl, add cream cheese, milk, vanilla extract and butter.

2. Beat till all are well combined and creamy.

3. Slowly add the powdered sugar in 2 batches. Mix after each batch before adding the next.

4. Using a spatula, scrape the sides of the bowl and mix well all till well combined and smooth and creamy.


5. Use this frosting on cakes, cupcakes or any other recipe of choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1474Calories from Fat 728

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 83 g127.7%

Saturated Fat 48 g240%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 497 mg20.71%

Total Carbohydrates 174 g58%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 167 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet