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Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

Written by: | Published: May 17, 2016 | Updated: July 03, 2023

There’s something extra special about making your own frosting. I’m all about using a pre-made can of standard frosting for whatever we are making. However, I love homemade cream cheese frosting.

This is the cream cheese frosting recipe I make the most. I add a little bit of almond extract for a touch of flavor. If you don’t love almond, it’s ok to leave it out.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


  • 1 8oz. pkg. softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (1 16 oz. package)

Tip: You can omit the almond extract if you’d like. We like the extra touch of flavor.


  • Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and almond extract in large bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition until blended.

Ta Dah! That’s it.

You can use this frosting recipe with your favorite cakes and cookies… or just make a batch and grab a spoon.

Funny side note, I love to collect cupcake recipes, but I don’t actually have any of my own yet. What are your favorite cupcakes?

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