Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting-11
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Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

This whipped cream cheese frosting is a super light and fluffy icing. With only a few ingredients, it comes together easy and is the perfect way to top cupcakes or cakes.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Kara Jane @ I Scream for Buttercream


  • 2 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese (softened, but not warm)
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups cold heavy cream (sometimes called whipping cream...NOT cool whip or 'whipped' cream)


  • Add the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla and salt to a bowl.
  • Use a whisk attachment if you're using a stand mixer. If you don't have a stand mixer, just use a regular handheld mixer and mix it very well until smooth and creamy.
  • Now, you'll add in your heavy cream, but only a small amount at a time. You'll add it in four parts as follows:
  • Pour in a small amount of the cold heavy cream. (Only pour in about a 1/4 cup at this point.) Mix well until creamy.
  • Pour in a bit more of the heavy cream and mix that until very creamy. (You're slowly adding in the heavy cream, so that the mixture doesn't become lumpy.)
  • Do this two more times (until the rest of the heavy cream is all added).
  • Once everything is incorporated, whip on high until stiff peaks form (about a couple minutes).
  • Add to a cooled cake or cupcakes.



Makes enough to cover about 24 cupcakes, or a two layer 8" cake.
Because this icing is a whipped frosting, it is on the softer side.
Store this frosting in the refrigerator.
Set the cupcakes, or cake out of the fridge for about 15-20 minutes before serving, so the frosting can get closer to room temp and not as firm.
Nutritional values are an estimate.
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Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 26mg