Basic Cream Cheese Frosting
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting


"This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla."


servings 291 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 882 Ratings


This is a tried and true, classic cream cheese frosting, especially good on carrot and banana cakes. I've made this so many times I haven't needed to look at the actual recipe for years! I've al...

Great frosting! I only used 2 cups of powdered sugar and it came out fantastic.

Good basic cream cheese frosting. It is sweet, as other reviewers have noted, but isn't that the point? I made it exactly as reciped and it was the right consistency and flavor. It does make ...

I decorate wedding cakes and this is the most delicious (not to mention easiest) recipe I've come across. Great on cinnamon rolls, mocha, spice, and carrot cakes! I thought the consistency was...

This frosting is so yummy! I recommend starting with 3 cups of sugar and adding more to taste.

This is fantastic! I have been searching for a cream cheese frosting that is not too sweet and this is it! It is the perfect proportion of cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Enjoy!

Well...I might as well glue this stuff to my butt because that's where it's going after I eat it all. This was a delicious frosting. I did alter it a bit to suit my taste. I used about 4-1/2 c...

this is a great recipe. I did notice when looking at carrot cake recipe's they mention using 'cream cheese frosting II', however there are 2 of those! I like this one. I, like some other revi...

Very yummy, basic frosting. I used half the sugar called for, and coconut rum in place of vanilla. I spread it on carrot cake and it was perfect.