Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Preparation info
  • Yield: About 3 cups —enough for


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Baker Bettie's Better Baking Book

By Kristin Hoffman

Published 2022

  • About

Cream cheese frosting is my favorite style of frosting. It’s less sweet than buttercream and the tanginess really contrasts well with sweet cakes, and especially with cinnamon rolls!


  • 226 grams (8 ounces) full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 57 grams (4



  1. At least 1½ hours before making the frosting, take the cream cheese and butter out of the refrigerator to soften at room temperature. (I find cream cheese takes a very long time to come to room temp.)
  2. Measure out the rest of the ingredients.

To Make the Frosting<