I make my cream cheese frosting with cream cheese and a little swerve confectioners cocoa powder if i need chocolate no butter needed sometimes a little cream milk or 1 2 and 1 2 if needed for thinning super easy i always make while cake is baking put frosting covered in fridge frost cake when cool careful using electric mixer on.

Cream cheese frosting is my 1 favorite frosting for cakes cupcakes quick breads and more in fact it rsquo s the most common frosting used in my kitchen i use it on everything from pumpkin cake and carrot cake cupcakes to banana cake red velvet cake and more.

Looking for a classic cream cheese frosting our 10 minute philadelphia cream cheese frosting might be better than mom used to make we wont tell.

Cream the butter sugars in a large mixing bowl combine softened butter granulated sugar brown sugar mix until smooth and creamy add pumpkin puree egg and vanilla and mix well combine all ingredients gradually add the dry ingredients hellip.

Make the frosting in a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment beat the cream cheese and butter together on high speed until smooth and creamy add 3 confectioners rsquo sugar vanilla and salt.

Cream cheese frosting this cream cheese frosting is amazing for a few reasons first it rsquo s amazingly sweet and you can pipe with it if you do not want to pipe out 67 rosettes you can simply spread it over the cake in glorious swoops this recipe and a ldquo rustic rdquo design are a match made in heaven.

Cream cheese ndash use a dairy free cream cheese preferably from a block not a spread tips for the best keto frosting for a thicker frosting do not add any extra milk or water if it isn rsquo t thick enough to your liking add more sugar free confectioners rsquo sugar.

For a fun and easy twist you can use any flavor cake mix in this recipe with great results including yellow cake or spice cake with chopped nuts in place of the chocolate chips and top it with homemade cream cheese frosting the possibilities with the basic recipe are endless.

Gradually beat in 2 1 2 cups of the powdered sugar and the cream or milk add the vanilla and maple flavoring if using and beat until smooth and fluffy add more powdered sugar or more cream or milk mdash as needed a little at a time mdash until youve achieved a spreadable and creamy frosting.

The decadent white chocolate cream cheese frosting is the perfect complement to the tart juicy cranberries and the fluffy moist white cake it doesn rsquo t just taste good though ndash it rsquo s gorgeous too not only is this a great make ahead recipe i actually prefer to make it ahead of time.

Step 7 do the same thing with the other half of the dough wait for a torturous 15 20 minutes while they rise again and an even more torturous 20 minutes while they bake in the oven distract yourself from the smell by putting together the cream cheese icing while they bake step 8 and the best part take these babies out of the oven and marvel at your accomplishment.

If you like to work with buttercream here are some other options you might find delicious to experiment with fluffy caramel cream cheese frosting uses a combination of butter and cream cheese for the fat and bottled caramel sauce and confectioners sugar for sweetness chocolate american buttercream frosting gets its flavor from melted unsweetened chocolate and milk.