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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This smooth, versatile frosting has a delicate vanilla flavor. The woman who made the wedding cake for our daughter, Leanne, and her groom, Billy Waters, used this recipe. It's also excellent on carrot cake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 to 6 cups confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and salt until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Store frosting in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 234 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.