Cream Cheese Frosting

A basic delicious rich cream cheese frosting for cakes and cupcakes!

Course Dessert, Frosting
Cuisine Gluten-Free
Keyword cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 frosted cupcakes
Calories 188 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 8 oz. cream cheese , softened
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 teasp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar , confectioners
  • lemon , optional


  1. Mix all ingredients with a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
  2. For a slight lemony flavor, add a small amount of lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.