My Go-To Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting makes everything better. This recipe has appears on my blog so many times, I decided it deserves it’s own post. I’ve used it to top cinnamon rolls, Oreo cupcakes, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, and everything in between.

When you’re making cream cheese frosting, make sure you give the cream cheese enough time to come to room temperature. If it’s still cold, the frosting will be clumpy. And no one likes clumpy frosting! I usually set mine out at least 2 hours prior to whipping up the frosting.

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Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my go-to cream cheese frosting. It will make enough frosting for 12 cupcakes and can easily be doubled.

Yield: 1 cup (enough to frost 12 cupcakes)


4 oz cream cheese at room temp
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) butter at room temp
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar


Place the cream cheese in the bowl of your mixer. Beat on medium-high until completely smooth, 3-4 minutes. Add the butter and continue to cream until fluffy.

Add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time) until desired consistency is reached.

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10 Responses to “Mixed Berry and Cream Cheese Filled King Cake”

  1. #
    nutmegnanny — February 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    What a beautiful cake! I love all that berry filling….yum!

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    Katie — February 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    YUM!! I Love king cake!!

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    Sherry G — February 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve never had king cake but I’m really hoping to getting around to making it! I didn’t know you could have a berry filling instead, but you’ve sold me!

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    Jen — February 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I didn’t realize this either Sherry. Sorry I didn’t get any pics of the inside. It looked great – you could see a swirl of the berry filling.

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    It's Me SW — February 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Hi there can you make this in a breadmaker?

  6. #
    Jen — February 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve never used a breadmaker so I’m really not sure. But I think I did see some recipes out there for king cake using a bread maker.

  7. #
    Erin — February 11, 2010 at 12:05 am

    This cake looks fabulous!

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    kitchen koala — February 11, 2010 at 5:00 am

    That is one GORGEOUS king cake! Mixed berry & cream cheese is such a delicious combo 🙂

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    Brisbane Baker — February 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

    YUM! I want to try this one 😀

    P.S I am soooo cut, my work blocked you blog so I can’t check daily 🙁

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    Ren — February 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Yum! That does look amazing!

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