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Cream cheese frosting that comes out perfect every time and is great on top of cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls!

 

Cream cheese buttercream frosting on the whisk attachment of a stand mixer.

 

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I have always had a love/hate relationship with Cream Cheese Frosting. 

 

I love the way that the tanginess of the frosting compliments sweet treats like cinnamon rolls and cookies.

 

Cream cheese frosting on red velvet cinnamon rolls

 

But, I don’t like that whenever I would make it, I could never get it to not be runny.

 

How to make Cream Cheese Frosting that isn’t Runny

 

I did a lot of research to figure what was causing my my frosting to be runny and I picked up a few tips:

 

  • Use room temperature ingredients
  • Don’t overbeat the cream cheese
  • Use equal amounts of butter and cream cheese

 

Cream cheese frosting in a piping bag

Do you have to refrigerate cream cheese frosting?

 

You should refrigerate cream cheese frosting. It can be left at a cool room temperature for about 8 hours but must be refrigerated after that.

 

Just make sure to remove the frosting from the refrigerator about 30 minutes to 1 hour before you need it, to allow it to come to room temperature.

 

Cream cheese frosting in a piping bag

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Milk or Heavy Cream

 

How to Make Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

 

  1. Begin by placing the softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. (I like Kitchenaid or Bosch)
  2. Whip the butter for 1-2 minutes.Butter in a mixing bowl for cream cheese frosting
  3. Add the softened cream cheese to the bowl and beat for another minute.Cream cheese and butter for cream cheese frosting
  4. Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating in between.Powdered sugar in a bowl to make cream cheese frosting
  5. Add the vanilla extract then whip the frosting for 2-3 minutes until light an fluffy.Vanilla in a bowl of cream cheese frosting
  6. Serve with your favorite baked goods like cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, cakes, and cookies!Cream cheese frosting being piped onto red velvet cinnamon rolls.

 

 

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Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 3 Cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Milk or Heavy Cream

Instructions

  1. Place the softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
  2. Whip the butter for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the softened cream cheese and beat for 1 minute.
  4. Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating in between.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and whip the frosting for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  6. Serve with your favorite baked goods like cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, cakes, and cookies.

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