Cream cheese frosting

Whip up this foolproof cream cheese frosting for icing classic bakes like carrot cake, cinnamon buns, chocolate cake or cupcakes

  • Prep:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 206
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 13g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp orange juice(optional)
  • 100g icing sugar, sieved
  • 200g full fat cream cheese


  1. Beat the softened butter to a soft and even consistency. Add the orange juice, if using, then the icing sugar. Cream until you have a smooth, soft buttercream consistency. 

  2. Add the cream cheese and work it in – don’t beat it in, just slowly mix with a wooden spoon. Depending on how soft the mixture is, you may want to put it in the fridge for 10 mins at this point. If it’s runny, it will firm up again. It should be spreadable and not run off the cake.

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