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Gourmet Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


  • softened 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste


  • Beat softened cream cheese and butter together until fluffy and there are no lumps.
  • Slowly beat in 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla bean paste.
  • Tightly cover and refrigerate leftovers.


*Substitute pure vanilla extract in place of vanilla bean paste if needed.
*To restore creamy consistency to refrigerated frosting, allow to come to room temperature first. Then whip with electric hand mixer. Add a small amount of milk or cream if needed to restore consistency.