Easy 3 Ingredient Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Confession - I used to hate cream cheese frosting!  I don't know why, but something about the cream cheese frosting I experienced as a child scarred me.  It tasted like plastic, and I honestly think it ruined red velvet cake for me!

People around me would always rave about this frosting though.  It was always highly requested from my friends, but I felt conflicted making something that I thought didn't taste good.  So I put my fears aside and decided to experiment.  

The secret ingredient to this cream cheese frosting?  WHIPPED CREAM! Okay, maybe it was obvious, but I don't know why I didn't think of this before!  My 3 ingredient cream cheese frosting is so simple, but it might just be your new favorite frosting!  (I eat it alone, by the spoonful.  Don't judge!)

Here's the super easy recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

  • 3/4 to 1 cup of powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Using a whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Make sure to not overbeat, otherwise you'll end up with a curdled mess! Once done, transfer to a stainless steel bowl or any clean bowl will work!

  2. Switch to a paddle attachment, and beat the cream cheese for about a minute, then add in your powdered sugar. (You can use the same bowl as the whipped cream). Beat until smooth and there are no lumps of powdered sugar. Taste it to see if it is sweet enough for you. You can add more if you'd like!

  3. With a spatula, carefully fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream into your cream cheese mixture. Add in the rest of the whipped cream and mix until smooth and evenly combined.

This should be enough to fill a 6-8" cake!

My favorite way to use this frosting - layered between light sponge cakes and adding in some Grand Marnier soaked berries.  Yum!

Let me know if you try this out by tagging me on social media @justbakecause :)

TIP: Because this frosting is on the lighter side from the whipped cream, I don’t recommend using this to frost the outside of your cakes!

Watch my video below to see how I make this easy frosting! Don’t forget to click like and hit that subscribe button!