Beginner Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Aubrey Published: January 7, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Beginner Cream Cheese Frosting

Use this tangy and rich cream cheese frosting the next time you're making cupcakes or pies. It's quick and easy, it's perfect even for beginner bakers.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • 8ozcream cheese,room temperature
  • â…“cupbutter,softened
  • 3-3½cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract,or lemon juice
  • 1½tsplemon zest,optional


  1. Combine cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Mix in vanilla or lemon juice.

  2. Add in powdered sugar a bit at a time until fluffy. Careful not to overmix.

  3. Store up to 5 days in the refrigerator.


  • Calories: 1482.74kcal
  • Fat: 69.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 41.31g
  • Trans Fat: 1.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 214.66g
  • Fiber: 0.16g
  • Sugar: 209.39g
  • Protein: 7.07g
  • Cholesterol: 206.08mg
  • Sodium: 422.54mg
  • Calcium: 124.55mg
  • Potassium: 175.28mg
  • Iron: 0.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 673.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.93mg
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