Sweet and tangy with the warmth of cinnamon, this cinnamon cream cheese frosting will take your desserts to the next level. It’s made with only 5 ingredients and can be whipped up in 10 minutes! Great on cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, this frosting just can’t be beat.
Combine the cream cheese and butter in a bowl and mix with an electric beater until smooth. Then add the powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix until creamy. Taste and add more cinnamon or vanilla, if desired. If it's too thick, add a Tablespoon of milk. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar.
Place in a frosting bag and frost on cupcakes as desired. Store in a covered container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Softening: Make sure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature before you begin to mix. Using them cold will create lumps in your frosting. Check out these tips for how to soften cream cheese and how to soften butter.Butter: If you only have unsalted butter, adding a pinch of salt to the butter while creaming will also do the trick.Cinnamon buttercream: You can omit the cream cheese and double the butter to make a cinnamon buttercream instead.