Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Cake Fillings and Pie Toppings

You must try this frosting recipe you are a cream cheese frosting fan but would like something a little less sweet. Four simple ingredients – cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla – make this an easy recipe to create. The result is a light and fluffy frosting that is easy to spread and pipe.

Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

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I use this recipe for many of the desserts in my bakery – carrot cakes, red velvet cakes, spice cakes, parfaits and a finishing for mini-tarts. The frosting does require refrigeration so make sure you have space in your fridge for that big cake!

cream cheese icing recipe

This recipe is best made using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. I have made it using a hand mixer but I admit my arm got tired as the whipping process takes some time!

cream cheese icing recipe

Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

A creamy cake or cupcake icing made from cream cheese, whipped cream, vanilla and confectioners' sugar.
5 from 11 votes
Course Dessert



  • 16 Ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 32 Fluid Ounces Heavy Whipping Cream


  • Place room temperature cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment.
  • Add confectioners sugar and vanilla bean paste to the bowl.
  • Begin mixing on low speed and gradually increase the speed to medium.
  • Continue to whip the sugar and cream cheese until no lumps are present (2 – 3 minutes). Scrape the side of the bowl if needed.
  • With the mixer running, slowly begin pouring heavy cream into the mixing bowl.
  • Continue to mix until stiff peaks form. The icing is now ready to be used.
  • Refrigerate icing if not using immediately.



This recipe will produce enough frosting to fill and pipe rosettes on a 9″ cake.  If not piping rosettes, a half recipe will be sufficient.
Keyword cream cheese frosting recipe, whipped cream cheese icing
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  1. Andy T


    5 stars
    Easy peasy! and so much nicer than those icings filled with powdered sugar and overly sweet.

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