Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting No Butter – The easiest two ingredient cream cheese frosting without butter! This is the perfect easy frosting to spread on your favorite cookies, cakes, cinnamon rolls and more!
I absolutely love this cream cheese frosting recipe because it is so easy to make! Not only is it easy to whip up in a time crunch, it is also super delicious. You can use this frosting on a variety of different treats.
For example, you can spread this No Butter Cream Cheese Frosting on top of freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls, cookies, cupcakes and more. I used this exact recipe on top of my Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies and it was so yummy. I will link some of my favorite recipes for you below.
You can easily make this frosting ahead of time and store in the fridge until you are ready to use. This frosting will last about 3-5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. This recipe makes about 1 cup of frosting, so if you need a large batch, simply double the recipe!
Tools to have on hand for this recipe:
- Stand Mixer or hand mixer – To whip up your cream cheese frosting. You can use a stand mixer or hand held mixer for this recipe. I’ve used both and they both work great.
- Measuring Cups – To properly measure the powdered sugar.
Ingredients you need to make my Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting:
Cream Cheese – I used full fat cream cheese in this recipe. You’ll need one block of cream cheese for this recipe.
Confectioners Sugar (powdered sugar) – You’ll need about four cups of powdered sugar for this recipe.
If you want to flavor this frosting, you may use vanilla extract, lemon extract, or any flavor you prefer! Start with only a 1/4 teaspoon at a time and whip into your frosting.
*Full recipe instructions and measurements listed below.
How to make Cream Cheese Frosting with no butter:
Add cream cheese and confectioners sugar to the bowl of your mixer. Fit mixer with whisk attachment and whip over medium spreed until creamy and fluffy.
Spread cream cheese frosting on your favorite cookies, cakes, and more.
Here’s how to store your homemade frosting:
Store cream cheese frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
Try this cream cheese frosting on some of my favorite cookies/cakes below:
Classic Sugar Cookies – A classic Christmas sugar cookie recipe perfect for holiday cookie decorating. Share these delicious soft and chewy sugar cookies at your upcoming Holiday gatherings.
Chocolate Sheet Cake – Moist and delicious rich chocolate cake. This is the perfect easy homemade birthday cake recipe!
Chocolate Sugar Cookies – The most delicious soft and chewy chocolate sugar cookies rolled in granulated sugar and baked to perfection are the perfect sweet treat!
Cinnamon Rolls – Soft and fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls are the perfect breakfast treat. Serve with a hot cup of coffee.
If you enjoyed this recipe, here are a few more of my favorite desserts I think you’ll love:
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze – Mouthwatering, soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls topped with the most delicious cream cheese glaze.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting – These pumpkin oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy and full of those fall flavors we all know and love.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – My soft and chewy chocolate peanut butter cookies add a delicious twist to the classic peanut butter cookie.
One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes – Moist and delicious chocolate cupcakes made in one bowl. These cupcakes are not only delicious and easy to make but clean up is a breeze!
This post was originally published on October 22, 2018 and updated on September 3, 2020.
Cream Cheese Frosting No Butter
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- Add cream cheese and confectioners sugar to the bowl of your mixer. Fit mixer with whisk attachment and whip over medium spreed until creamy and fluffy.
- Spread cream cheese frosting on your favorite cookies, cakes, and more.
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What should I add if I want a caramel taste?
Roxane L Mazurkiewicz
Can I add cocoa to make it chocolate?
Amanda Cooks & Styles
Hi Roxane, You can add about 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to make it chocolate. Add more to taste – about 1-2 tablespoons at a time. Enjoy! :)Amanda