Cupcake Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
The perfect cupcake frosting. Easy and so much better than store-bought!
Our go-to cupcake frosting recipe. This one always gets rave reviews and doubles as a perfect cake frosting!!
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4


  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Cooks Tip: For best results with whipped cream, freeze your mixing bowl and whisk attachment 10-15 minutes before using. Also keep the heavy whipping cream refrigerated until ready to use.

  1. Whip the cream on high speed (1-2 minutes) until thick, fluffy and spreadable.
  2. In a second mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar (start on low speed unless you want to be standing in a cloud of powdered sugar), then beat in 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mix. Keep it covered in the fridge until ready to use on these cupcakes.