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close up of roll with cream cheese frosting

10 Minute Cream Cheese Frosting for Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Erin Clarkson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Frosting
  • Method: Stand Mixer
  • Cuisine: American


This easy cream cheese frosting for cinnamon rolls is quick to make and can be used as a cream cheese icing on any homemade cinnamon roll recipe!


  • 115g Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 225g Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 250g Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1-2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  1. Place the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or into a large bowl. Mix on medium speed until well combined, 1-2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream, and salt, and whip until light and fluffy, a further 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. Re whip briefly before using to get to a spreadable consistency.

Keywords: cream cheese frosting, frosting, cream cheese icing, cinnamon roll frosting