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The Best Cream Cheese Frosting!

  • Author: Nicole Carey
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


The BEST cream cheese frosting you’ll ever have! Vanilla Bean Paste elevates this frosting beyond any other recipe you’ve tried! Perfect for use on cakes, cupcakes or cookies!


  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz or 1 Cup of cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 Tb. Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted


  1. Beat softened unsalted butter and softened cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with a electric hand mixer. It should be lump-free and creamy!
  2. Add vanilla bean paste and salt! Mix until combined.
  3. With your mixer on low, add sifted powdered sugar slowly until completely combined.
  4. Enjoy! Frost your cooled cake, cookies or cupcakes!


Don’t leave frosting out of refrigeration longer than 8 hours. It can be stored for up to three days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer in an air-tight container!

This frosting can be piped beautifully!

If your frosting comes out thicker than you’d like, add a little splash of milk or heavy cream until it is your desired consistency! 

If your frosting comes out thinner than you’d like, add a little more powdered sugar until it is your desired consistency!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies, Cupcakes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie spread liberally
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: <1g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: <1g
  • Protein: <1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

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