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Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting


The delicious cream cheese buttercream frosting recipe is a great addition to Angie Dudley's Cupcake Pops.

  • Yield: Makes enough for about 50 cupcake bites

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 3148


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until creamy, about 30 seconds.

  2. With the mixer on low, slowly add sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowls as necessary.

  3. Add vanilla and increase mixer speed to medium. Blend until frosting is fluffy, about 1 minute.

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  • rccopping
    28 JUN, 2017
    Hi does anyone know if this sets hard please? All the "crusting" cream cheese icing recipes I have found have yucky shortening in and my standard cream cheese icing recipe, also delicious does not set at all.
  • thevintagefarmgirl
    30 NOV, 2012
    Awesome recipe. Super easy and tastes so good you want to eat it plain! 1lb powdered sugar= 3 3/4 Cups :) I found this soft enough and easily spreadable/squeezable. I made sure the butter and cream cheese were room temp. Perfect topping for cupcakes.
  • Candigrl3383
    17 AUG, 2012
    It has a wonderful flavor but is too thick to spread. I would suggest adding some milk or cream to thin it out.
  • DamaMama
    30 OCT, 2011
  • sarah_vi
    18 JUN, 2010
    i want to use this for the three layer apple cake. will it go well? also if i make and ice the cake 2 days in advanced will it be okay? the three layer apple cake can be made four days in advanced with that icing but i dont know if this one is okay?
  • lp39
    28 SEP, 2009
    just so ya'll know... confectioner's sugar is POWDERED sugar and not GRANULATED. it's very grainy if you mix the two up. trust me, i know from experience.
  • funnimunkei
    27 JUL, 2009
    can you use other frostings for this recipe?
  • nedhead
    19 JUL, 2009
    is there a substitution for Cream Cheese? I dont have any in the house :(
  • skippy55
    22 AUG, 2008
    dsyms1: One lb of Confectioner's sugar contains approx. 3 3/4 cups.
  • africa
    12 MAY, 2008
    I am trying this recipe this weekend for my little cusins brithday... it should be really fun and a great way to celabrate!!