The Best Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting for Cake

The Best Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting for Cake

Are you looking for the best cream cheese buttercream frosting for cake? I have it right here! I’ve used this recipe on lots of different cakes and it never disappoints. In this post, I’ll share my tips on how to make the cream cheese buttercream along with some of my cake recipes to go with it! Enjoy!

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The Best Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

To make the cream cheese buttercream frosting, you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups (339 g) unsalted butter slightly cold
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, slightly cold
  • 6 cups (750 g) powdered sugar, measured and then sifted
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. (4.2 g) vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

First, beat your butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure all of it gets nicely incorporated. Once it’s all blended, turn your mixer to low speed and gradually add your powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and salt. Turn the mixer back up to medium-high speed and beat for another 3-5 minutes.

Top 3 Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosted Cakes

Some of the cream cheese frosting desserts I have tried have been absolute heaven! I knew I needed to put together at least a handful of cakes that use a cream cheese frosting, and I’m so happy with what I’ve made so far. I hope you enjoy these top 3 favorite cakes as much as I do!

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosted Cake #1: Hummingbird Cake

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My Hummingbird Cake is a traditional southern dessert known for being a coconut-oil-based cake rather than a butter-based cake. It also has tons of crushed pineapple and bananas which make up for the smaller amount of flour you use for the cake. This keeps the cake incredibly moist! You’ll also find toasted pecans, spices, and cream cheese frosting in a traditional hummingbird cake. I tried to stay true to the traditional recipe, but I hope you enjoy my take on the Hummingbird Cake!

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosted Cake #2: Cream Cheese Danish Cake

cream cheese danish cake recipe. www.cakebycourtney.com

This Cream Cheese Danish Cake is my version of a cheesecake and a cheese Danish pastry being infused into one heavenly masterpiece. The entire cake is a celebration of cream cheese–from its cake layers, filling, and frosting. And this buttercream recipe calls for vanilla bean paste. That’s a little addition I made just for this cake, so make sure to take note of that when baking! 

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosted Cake #3: Lemon Poppyseed Cake

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My Lemon Poppyseed Cake is made up of light and fluffy lemon poppyseed cake layers, lemon cream cheese frosting, and fresh raspberries. To keep this cake nice and white, I use egg whites only. And to make sure it gets enough fat, I add in sour cream. Those two tricks are what will get you nice light and fluffy cake layers in color and texture! And make sure to take note of the added lemon to the cream cheese buttercream frosting. This added ingredient helps tie the cake all together!

The Best Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting for Cake

OK, what will you be making first to use the best cream cheese buttercream frosting for cake? There are tons of different flavor cakes you can finish off with cream cheese frosting. I can’t wait to see what you make! Take a picture of it and tag me on your stories on Instagram! You can find me @cakebycourtney. And give me a follow so you can get the best tips and tricks on all things cake!

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Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

5 from 3 votes
The best cream cheese buttercream frosting for cake.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Equipment

  • electric mixer

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups (339 g) unsalted butter slightly cold
  • 6 oz. cream cheese slightly cold
  • 6 cups (750 g) powdered sugar measured and then sifted
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. (4.2 g) vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed for about two minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar, followed by the cream, vanilla and pinch of salt.
  • Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and beat for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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  1. Hi! I’m making this ahead of time for this weekend. How long will cream cheese frosting last in the fridge & how long can I leave the frosted cake out for before serving? Thank you!

    1. You should put the assembled cake in the freezer. Then move to the fridge the morning of serving. Take out of the fridge a couple hours before serving!