Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting

This Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is perfect for piping beautiful swirls onto cakes and cupcakes…

Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Yield: Enough for 24 cupcakes if frosting is spread, 18 cupcakes if frosting is piped on tall

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature-- or just a little bit chilled
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 1. In a medium bowl, use electric mixer to combine cream cheese and butter; beat just until creamy. IF YOU BEAT THE CREAM CHEESE TOO LONG, THE MIXTURE WILL BE TOO SOFT FOR PIPING.
  2. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually add the powdered sugar- 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until the frosting ingredients are completely combined- do not over-mix. Check the consistency at this point. If it seems too soft, go ahead and add a little more sifted powdered sugar. If it seems too thick, mix in a teaspoon or so of milk. Use the frosting to frost your cake or cupcakes immediately- either by spreading or filling a piping bag, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use (should be used to frost the same day).
  3. I can't stress enough... if you over-mix, the frosting will be too soft for piping.  Adding more powdered sugar will just make it softer.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com