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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
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4.69 from 22 votes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (1 brick, 226 grams), softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick, 113 grams), softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (455 grams), sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer on low until combined.
  • Turn speed up to high and beat for 4-5 minutes until smooth, light, and creamy.
Make ahead: Buttercream can be stored in the fridge for 1 week and in the freezer for at least a month. Let come to room temperature and beat until smooth before using.


Calories: 870kcal, Carbohydrates: 122g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 26g, Cholesterol: 123mg, Sodium: 478mg, Potassium: 78mg, Sugar: 119g, Vitamin A: 1471IU, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 1mg
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