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Three bowls of different buttercream frosting, two vanilla and one chocolate flavoured

Cream cheese frosting

Published: August 3, 2022 at 10:33 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes enough to ice 12 cupcakes or fill and ice a 20cm cake

Where would carrot cake be without a smooth cream cheese frosting? Get it right every time with our simple recipe combining butter, soft cheese and icing sugar


Learn how to make a simple cream cream frosting, then check out our basic buttercream, chocolate buttercream and Russian buttercream.


  • 100g unsalted butter, softened and cubed
  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 200g soft cheese


  • STEP 1

    Beat the soften butter using either a hand mixer or free-standing electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add the icing sugar in 3 separate additions and beat fully between each. Add the soft cheese until fully combine. On full speed beat the buttercream for at least 5 minutes until fluffy, smooth and lighten in colour.

  • STEP 2

    Spread and fill a 20cm cake or fill a large pipping bag and pipe over cupcakes.

Spread that creamy frosting over one of our loaf cake recipes

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