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Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
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4.75 from 4 votes

The Best Cream Cheese Frosting


  • I pkg 8 oz Reduced Fat Cream Cheese (use regular cream cheese if you desire)
  • 1/4 cup butter unsalted and at room temperature (very soft)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 - 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix well. Add enough powdered sugar until you have the frosting the consistency you want. I use about 3 1/2 cups.
  • This will frost a 13 x 9 cake easily as well as about 24 cupcakes. For two layer cakes, you make want to double the recipe, depending on how much frosting you want on your cakes.
  • To use as a glaze for cakes, use less powdered sugar and add small amounts of milk (use 1 tablespoon to start) at a time until you have the consistency you want as a glaze.