Small Batch Cream Cheese Frosting

This small-batch cream cheese frosting is a minimalist dream. It’s creamy, smooth, and not too sweet. It’s my favorite cream cheese frosting recipe enough for moderately frosted cakes and cupcakes.

cream cheese frosting for cupcake

Why a small batch of cream cheese frosting?

This frosting recipe is a perfect pair with my naturally red velvet cupcakes recipe. I don’t know about you but I enjoy my cakes more when they’re moderately frosted–the cake is the star and the frosting is just literally the “icing on the cake”.

This frosting recipe is perfect for:

  • Small batch (around 6-8 cupcakes) cupcakes frosted with a pipe. This could vary depending on how tall you make the swirls.
  • Cupcakes that are frosted with an offset spatula–you can frost 1 dozen cupcakes because you typically don’t use as much as you would piping.
  • Small-size layer cakes that are designed to have minimal frosting.
  • This is also perfect for cinnamon rolls! Instead of using the normal sugar icing, cream cheese frosting makes it extra special!
cream cheese frosting for cupcake

Where else can you use this cream cheese frosting?

Frost your favorite cakes and cupcakes with this frosting, including:

cream cheese frosting for cupcake

Small Batch Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 3 votes
This is small-batch cream cheese frosting is a minimalist dream. It’s creamy, smooth and not too sweet. It’s my favorite cream cheese frosting recipe enough for moderately frosted cakes and cupcakes.
Servings12
preparation time5 minutes
Total cooking time5 minutes

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Sift powdered sugar in a sifter or a fine-mesh strainer.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until combined. Add the powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Pour the vanilla then beat again. Taste and adjust icing sugar based on preference.
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week. If the frosting is too soft, place in the fridge in 15-minute increments you get the desired consistency.
Author : Mella
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American-Western
Keyword : cream cheese frosting recipe, red velvet frosting
Nutrition Facts
Small Batch Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount per Serving
Calories
956
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
85
g
131
%
Saturated Fat
 
51
g
319
%
Cholesterol
 
247
mg
82
%
Sodium
 
770
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
156
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Sugar
 
43
g
48
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
2941
IU
59
%
Calcium
 
125
mg
13
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars

    5 stars
    Thank you!! This recipe sent me to the moon and back!! I used between 1/3 & 1/2 cup icing sugar. To me there is a hint of lemon taste in this recipe which is probably why I loved it lol.

    1. You’re welcome, Kim! Glad you liked this recipe. This is how I like my cream cheese frosting. Always. Not too sweet and not too tangy.
      – M