Cream Cheese Frosting

Thick and fluffy cream cheese frosting recipe. Check out the tips and additional info above the recipe. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 155kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened*
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a chilled bowl, beat cream on high until stiff peaks begin to form.
  • Cover and chill while you continue.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until well-combined, about 2-3 minutes on high. It's important that the cream cheese and sugar be well-combined, so don't cut this step short. 
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined. 
  • Chill leftovers.


*The cream cheese should be soft and at room temperature. If it's too cold, it can clump up when mixed with the whipped cream.
**Nutritional values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 41mg