Ultimate cream cheese frosting

    15 min

    This cream cheese frosting recipe truly is the ultimate! I use both cream cheese and mascarpone cheese, then whisk in whipping cream for a lighter texture. Use it on practically any cake or cupcakes. I particularly love it on carrot cake and red velvet cake.


    Essex, England, UK
    165 people made this

    Makes: 850 g icing

    • 250g cream cheese
    • 250g mascarpone cheese
    • 150g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225ml whipping cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Whisk together the cream cheese and mascarpone till smooth and fluffy. Add icing sugar and vanilla and beat again till smooth.
    2. Add the whipping cream in batches, whisking well between each addition. Beat well till thick and creamy.
    3. Use immediately to ice your cake, or chill till needed. Makes enough to ice a two to three layer 23cm (9 in) round cake.


    You can use a total of 500g cream cheese in this recipe instead of both cream cheese and mascarpone.


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    I used 500g cream cheese (Philadelphia), 200g double(heavy) cream, whipped and icing sugar 100g with a tsp of vanilla paste and the result was bloomin gorgeous with carrot cake.  -  25 Mar 2016


    Went down a treat on a "Just to Say I Love You" Easy to make and easy on the palette.  -  17 Mar 2016


    Very good icing, tastes amazing. I used soft cheese instead of cream cheese, but I think they're very similar (I'm not good with cheese).  -  13 Feb 2016