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Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting | The JavaCupcake Blog

Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: JavaCupcake
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 cups


Rich, thick, delicious cream cheese frosting that’s the perfect consistency for piping on cupcakes!


  • 8oz full fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp for 30 minutes before using
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp heavy cream (as needed)


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the slightly room temperature butter and cream cheese just until combined.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar then measure out 2 1/2 cups. One cup at a time, add the sugar and slowly mix to combine. Do not mixer longer than it takes to combine.
  3. Pour the teaspoon of vanilla evenly over the frosting and mix slowly to combine.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl then mix on high for 5-7 seconds. STOP MIXING!
  5. Test the consistency of the frosting, if it is too thick add a teaspoon of heavy cream and mix only until incorporated.
  6. Fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with frosting. Pipe swirls of thick, rich frosting onto cupcakes or a cake.