Desserts: Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter
  • 4 c confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Beat the cream cheese and butter on medium high speed until smooth.

You can add more confectioner’s sugar if the frosting is too thin, or a little whole milk (or heavy cream!) if the frosting is too thick. Frosting should be soft, but not runny.


  • If you use salted butter, don’t add the salt