Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a basic cream cheese frosting recipe using just cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar. You can use it in the preparation of cream cakes, decoration of cookies, cupcakes, or birthday cakes – the options are limitless!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar


  • Beat cream cheese and softened butter until well blended.
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat until creamy.