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Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe! {Easy 5-Minute Frosting}

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 .5 cups
Author: The Frugal Girls


  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened to room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. Salted Butter softened
  • 2.5 cups Confectioner's Sugar {Powdered Sugar}
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Place Cream Cheese and Butter in large mixing bowl, and cream together until smooth.
  • Add in Vanilla and Confectioner's Sugar, and continue mixing on low speed until combined.
  • Then mix on medium-high speed for 2 more minutes.
  • Once done mixing, stir well with spatula to help break up air bubbles.
  • Immediately frost on your cooled cake, pipe onto your cooled cupcakes, or spread on your cooled cookies. ENJOY!


  • Recipe can be easily doubled for larger multi-layer cakes or big batches of cookies or cupcakes.
  • If you'd like a stiffer frosting, you can add 1 - 2 tbsp. Cornstarch to the frosting.
  • Use these tips for How to Soften Butter Quickly!