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Small-batch cream cheese frosting in a glass bowl.

Small-batch Cream Cheese Frosting

This Small-batch Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is silky smooth, tangy, and very cream cheesy, basically everything you could possibly want from cream cheese frosting!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 117kcal
Author Tracy


  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons (2oz) unsalted butter softened*
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (80g) powdered sugar sifted, plus up to 1/3 cup more for stiffer frosting
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract. Beat until well-mixed and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar and salt and continue to beat until sugar is completely incorporated and frosting is smooth and creamy. For a stiffer frosting, add up to 1/3 cup more of powdered sugar. Enjoy!


*If you'd like to use salted butter, simply omit the pinch of salt in the recipe. 


Calories: 117kcal