Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

This is the lightest and creamiest cream cheese frosting! Perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes, and more.

The creamiest cream cheese frosting

I’m usually a classic vanilla buttercream gal, but I’m finding more and more that cream cheese frosting is what I’m craving on my cakes and cupcakes. It’s like traditional buttercream, but with more depth of flavor, and a lot more elegance.

This simple 5-ingredient cream cheese frosting has been the literal icing on so many cakes— this sweet potato spice cake I made last fall, my ever-popular southern coconut cake, and most recently, this elegant strawberry cake. It’s creamy, super light, and ultra rich. And it’s the perfect way to dress up a cake, a batch of cupcakes, your favorite sugar cookies, and more!