How To Make Cream Cheese Frosting That Will Have You Licking The Bowl — VIDEO

Cream cheese frosting has always been my favorite. On cinnamon rolls, mixed in with Pop-Tarts, or just on a simple cupcake, it’s my go-to frosting choice. I’ve made various cream cheese frosting recipes in the past, all of which I love, and I am always experimenting to find other types. The main reason I like having a variety of different frostings is because I’m lazy. So lazy, that I like to just use whatever I have in the house to create a recipe. This makes life easy on you (yay!), because then you have a variety of options, and can choose one based on what you have in the house as well!

This latest cream cheese frosting is so delicious, and went perfectly with a funfetti cupcake. Why funfetti you ask? Well, does anything not go with it? I don’t think so. This frosting recipe, however, is flavored with vanilla, and is super fluffy, which works perfectly with a light funfetti cake. Serve it on top of cupcakes like I did, or with an entire funfetti cake. Heck, I won’t judge if you just eat the entire thing straight from the bowl.

Check out my quick video tutorial on how to make this recipe!


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • Heaping 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


In a large mixing bowl, whip whipping cream with an electric mixer until peaks form. Add in the cream cheese, and mix for another two minutes. Add in remaining ingredients, and mix until peaks form.

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