Buttercream frosting recipe
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Small Batch cream cheese frosting

This is a very easy and simple recipe for cream cheese frosting! This classic frosting uses cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. It goes amazingly well with cupcakes, cakes, and cookies. And since it is a small batch you will not find yourself wasting any leftovers!
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American butter cream, buttercream, cupcake frosting, frosting, vanilla frosting
Servings: 1 cups
Author: Chahinez


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 oz salted butter
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Start by beating the butter and cream cheese until everything is well combined
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar and finish it off with the vanilla extract
  • Pipe, spread, or store it in the fridge for later use.


I like to use cold cream cheese and butter for this recipe because I feel like it gives me a better result. You will need a strong mixed to get everything well incorporated though!