Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting

Deletable Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting tops  dreamy Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes. 

Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Makes about 3 1/4 cups


  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar alternately with buttermilk, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until blended.

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