Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

A luscious frosting made with cream cheese and butter, with a hint of vanilla flavor.


about 4 cups frosting


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pinch regular salt
  • 3 1/2 cups C&H® Confectioners Sugar


In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and vanilla together on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add butter and salt; beat, scraping bowl as necessary, until mixed.

Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the sugar, beating until blended. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Set aside until ready to use.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Brown Betty Cookbook, © 2012 by Linda Hinton Brown and Norrinda Brown Hayat. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.