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5 from 2 votes

Cream Cheese Frosting

A healthy cream cheese frosting that's made with Greek yogurt and maple syrup. No butter or powdered sugar needed! It's creamy, fluffy and delicious served on carrot cake, cinnamon rolls or your favorite flavor of cupcakes or cake.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese frosting
Servings: 12
Calories: 63kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese (full fat) softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt I used plain full fat
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
    A glass mixing bowl with ingredients for cream cheese frosting: cream cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
  • Using a hand mixer on medium speed whip all the ingredients together until smooth and fluffy, scraping down the sides as needed. Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer.
    A glass mixing bowl with ingredients for cream cheese frosting that have been whipped together. Two mixers from a handheld mixer are resting inside the bowl.
  • Use frosting on desired recipe and enjoy. This recipe will yield enough to frost 18 cupcakes or a 8-9 inch cake.

Notes

  • Maple syrup: Feel free to use your favorite liquid sweetener.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temp, otherwise it’ll turn lumpy and not as smooth after beating it.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 4g