Cream Cheese Frosting for Any Cake

Cream cheese frosting recipe

I like to top cream cheese-frosted cakes with white pearl nonpareils for extra flash.

Whether you’re making a red velvet cake or a carrot cake, this cream cheese frosting makes the perfect topping for it.


  • One 8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened.
  • 1/4┬ácup of unsalted butter, softened.
  • 4 t of milk (I use 1% milk but any kind will do.)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 4 cups of confectioners sugar


  • Mix the first four ingredients in a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer at a medium speed.
  • Reducer mixer speed to low and add one cup of sugar at a time until blended.
  • Spread on your cake of choice and enjoy!