Cream Cheese Frosting without Butter

Made without butter, and using just 3 simple ingredients this easy recipe for homemade cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping for red velvet cake, carrot cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more.

– 8 oz block cream cheese full fat, at room temperature – 1 cup confectioner's sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract




Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until very smooth.

Beat Cream Cheese.



Add the vanilla and ¼ cup of icing sugar and mix on low. Add an additional 1/4 cup and keep repeating until it has all been added.

Add sugar.



Spread onto cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and more.


This frosting makes enough to decorate about: -a nine inch round or square cake -12 cupcakes (spread on) -8 cupcakes (piped) -a six inch round layer cake

How Much is It?

If planning to use it to pipe on cupcakes, refrigerate for 30 minutes first to help it to hold its shape!

Want to Pipe It On?

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