Carrot cake cream chese frosting

Certainly! Here’s a recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting, perfect for topping a delicious carrot cake:

Cream Cheese Frosting for Carrot Cake


  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Soften the Cream Cheese and Butter:
    • Ensure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature to ensure easy blending.
  2. Mix Cream Cheese and Butter:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add Vanilla Extract and Sugar:
    • Add the vanilla extract and start adding the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, while continuing to mix on low speed.
    • Continue adding powdered sugar until the frosting reaches your desired sweetness and consistency. If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk to reach the desired consistency.
  4. Beat Until Smooth:
    • Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and beat the frosting for an additional 2-3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
  5. Use on Carrot Cake:
    • Once your carrot cake layers are cooled completely, spread this delicious cream cheese frosting between the layers and over the top of the cake.
    • Optionally, decorate the top with chopped nuts or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor.


This recipe makes enough frosting for a standard two-layer 9-inch round cake.

Nutritional Information (per serving – 1 tablespoon):

  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 5g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
    • Sugars: 14g

Enjoy this delightful and classic Cream Cheese Frosting on your homemade carrot cake, adding a perfect touch of sweetness and creaminess!

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