Go Back

Perfect Cream Cheese Buttercream

A subtle cream cheese icing that it great for decorating cakes. The texture of buttercream, but the flavor of cream cheese. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 12 Oz. Butter unsalted & Room Temperature
  • 4 Oz. Cream Cheese Room Temperature
  • 1 3/4 Pounds Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1-3 Tbsp. Heavy Cream Optional


  1. 1. With stand mixer or hand mixer, whip butter until fluffy and light in color. 

    2. Scrape bowl, and add cream cheese. 

    3. Whip into butter until completely incorporated. 

    4. Scrape bowl and add in vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix in slowly and whip a minute more until light and fluffy. 

    5. If you’d like a less firm icing, add heavy cream and mix until desired consistency is achieved. 

    6. Enjoy and decorate your sweet treats!!! 

Recipe Notes

If you’d like a more cream cheesier icing, you may replace some butter for cream cheese.