Recipes and Cooking Cream Cheese Frosting If you've got these four basic ingredients on hand you can make your own cream cheese frosting recipe from scratch faster than making a trip to the store for purchased frosting. Spread it onto red velvet cake, pumpkin bars, carrot cake, or another favorite dessert. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 24, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 12 Yield: about 3-1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened ½ cup butter, softened 2 teaspoon vanilla 5 ½ - 6 cup powdered sugar Directions In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency. This frosts tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch layers. (Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.) Cover and store the frosted cake in refrigerator. Cocoa-Cream Cheese Frosting: Prepare as above, except beat 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder into the cream cheese mixture and reduce powdered sugar to 5 to 5 1/2 cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 348 Calories 14g Fat 56g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 348 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 41mg 14% Sodium 116mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 56g 20% Total Sugars 55g Protein 1g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Potassium 30mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.