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Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is a variation on a buttercream frosting recipe. In a cream cheese frosting, the texture of buttercream is lightened with the addition of cream cheese as a main ingredient. The frosting is a traditional frosting choice for red velvet cakes, carrot cakes, and is also a popular choice for cupcakes. 
Cream cheese frosting can be used to frost the outside of a cake, or as a filling between the layers of a cake. 


  • 1 cup thickened/heavy/whipping cream
  • 250 grams condensed milk
  • 250 grams mascarpone or cream cheese


  • In a bowl, whisk the cold thickened cream till firm but avoid to overmix it then set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk the mascarpone or cream cheese till soft and creamy then add the condensed milk and keep whisking till well combined.
  • Add the whipped cream to the cream and condensed milk mixture and whisk for few seconds.
  • Scrape the bottom and the sides of the bowl and whisk again till you see it thickening up.  
  • Always remember that if you whisk it too long, you could break it down and it could separate or become runny.