How Do You Make Easy Cream Cheese Icing?


An easy cream cheese frosting contains butter, sugar and cream cheese. It is recommended that a mixer be used in creating this frosting, which cuts down on the effort involved.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

A thick, smooth cream cheese frosting is the ideal pairing for cake and brownies. This recipe is extremely simple and can be mixed up just before spreading it on the baked item.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: None

Total Time: 15 min.


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine ingredients
  2. Place the butter and cream cheese into a large mixing bowl. Use the mixer to beat the ingredients together until mixed.

  3. Mix frosting
  4. Turn the mixer down to low speed. Pour in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, while the mixer is turning the cream cheese. Mix until all of the powdered sugar is blended into the frosting. It should be smooth and creamy at this point. Add the vanilla extract and keep mixing until it is blended into the frosting.

  5. Spread frosting
  6. Spread the frosting on a cooled cake or brownie with a flexible spatula. Apply a thin even layer across all outside surfaces of the baked item. The frosting is ready to use immediately or may be set aside to chill for later use.