Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes

Cream cheese frosting adds the perfect touch to your sweet treat any time of year. Here are our best and easy cream cheese frosting recipes—from chocolate to bourbon!

Staff Picks

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1606
This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
This is the frosting I use on delicious red velvet cupcakes. Is this the easiest recipe I've ever done? Maybe!

Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1784
A decadent whipped cream and cream cheese frosting that has everyone asking if they can lick the bowl. It pipes very well.
By Tom

Strawberry (Jam!) Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This foolproof frosting keeps it simple. While very sweet, it's just the thing to balance the natural flavor of a homestyle scratch cake recipe. I used it the first time to lighten up a cake made with a heavy whole grain white flour. Uh-mazing!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 223
A chocolate cream cheese frosting.
By RICHARDWROSS

Cream Cheese Frosting with Brown Butter and Bourbon

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
This frosting pairs perfectly with banana, carrot, and spice cakes. Browning the butter gives it a deep, nutty flavor. As with many buttercreams, you may need slightly more or less sugar to reach your desired consistency.

Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
Great frosting that has cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and whipped topping.
By CUMMINGS

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4 stars 56
This traditional, delicious cream cheese frosting has a maple syrup twist. This yielded enough for me to fill and lightly frost a 12 inch square cake.

Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1188
This is a YUMMY whipped cream frosting that is very stable and does not melt at room temperature unlike many standard whipped cream frostings. It also makes a GREAT dip for fresh fruit -- not too sweet, just right! This recipe is GREAT for a stand mixer but will work with any good mixer.

Easy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
Cream cheese frosting - only better! ;-)

Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
Dark chocolate cupcakes with a bite! Topped with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe was inspired from a combination of recommendations from AR Buzzers. Thanks all! They were a huge hit at our annual Chili Cook-off. Many wanted THEM to be allowed as an entry. Add more chili and cayenne powder to taste. (IF YOU CAN TAKE IT!)
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Inspiration and Ideas

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Rating: Unrated 86
"This frosting is delicious. Love the fresh orange juice and the zest. My friends adored this on chocolate cupcakes." – MrsFisher0729
Cream Cheese Frosting II
Rating: Unrated 5079
The best! Not too sweet, and it spreads beautifully. This is a generous recipe, more than enough to frost a 9" double layer cake." – Elizabeth Wohler Stowe
Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting
Rating: 4.5 stars 1780

A decadent whipped cream and cream cheese frosting that has everyone asking if they can lick the bowl. It pipes very well.