While I love cream cheese frosting, it tends to be pretty dense and heavy. This frosting, however, adds whipped cream, which makes the frosting light and airy. Once you make it, you will be looking for any excuse to make it again. Adding a hint of cinnamon takes it over the top for a frosting you’ll want to eat straight out of the bowl. Enjoy!
- 1 (8oz) block of full-fat cream cheese
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese for about 30 seconds or until creamy. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whip until the sugar has dissolved and no lumps of cream cheese remain.
- In a separate bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream just until stiff peaks form.
- Whip the whipped cream and cream cheese mixture together until fully combined and fluffy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is an estimate only.
This frosting is best fresh as it will become less airy and light over time. However, it is good for 3-5 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. This frosting freezes okay if on a frosted cake. However, it will not maintain its fluffy texture if you freeze the frosting on its own.
Why Do You Need a Cold Bowl for Whipped Cream?
Chilling your bowl and beaters helps keep your whipping cream cold. This helps you obtain the greatest volume and best texture of your whipped cream. This is because the fat in your heavy cream traps the air bubbles making it light and fluffy. If the heavy cream gets warm, the fat will melt, and the air will escape making your whipped cream less light and fluffy.
What Can I Use This Cream Cheese Frosting On?
Anything! But seriously, you can use whipped cream cheese frosting on so many things. I like it on:
- Banana cake (see my banana cake recipe)
- Carrot Cake
- Homemade Brownies
- Spice Cake
- Red Velvet Cake (though I would omit the cinnamon)
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Pumpkin Cookies
Or dip some fruit in it, spread it on a graham cracker, or eat it straight from the bowl!
If you made this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave a review or a comment letting me know how things turned out. Happy baking!