White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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My niece had her bachelorette party last night.
She looked gorgeous,  as always.
It’s hard for me to believe that she is getting married.
Spoken in the words of an “aging woman”….
“Seems like just yesterday….” she was playing with Barney, 
and skinning her knees.  
She has grown up into a positively gorgeous woman, inside and out.
I couldn’t be more proud of her, or more blessed to have her not only as my niece, but one of my closest friends.
Leah and Austin
I was asked to make cupcakes for her dinner party last night.  Her color is red, so red velvet was a no-brainer.
I planned to make cream cheese frosting, until one of my 
sleepless lay-awake-and-count-things-to-do-nights.
I thought, white chocolate cream cheese would be good with red velvet.
I typed it into google and a Kraft recipe popped up right away.
It sounded just like what I had in mind, so I went for it!
Side view of white chocolate cream cheese frosting on cupcakes
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White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting perfect for cakes or cupcakes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Frosting
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings: 1
Calories: 4816kcal
Author: Kraft


  • 1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 6 squares fine white chocolate melted
  • 1/2 stick butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • In your mixer, Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla.
  • Add melted chocolate, beat.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until creamy and smooth.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 4816kcal | Carbohydrates: 535g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 288g | Saturated Fat: 174g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 89g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 458mg | Sodium: 1539mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 525g

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  1. I usually use a different recipe but I couldn’t find it. Little did I know that was a blessing in disguise! This one is soooooo much better! It complemented my red velvet cake perfectly. I’ve found my new “go-to” cream cheese frosting!

  2. Hello Michaela. This is the best frosting for a red velvet cake. I am making a red velvet as an 80th birthday cake and would like to add some roses (I usually make in buttercream) but make them with WHITE CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE ICING. Is this possible please ? Many thanks for your response. Keep safe. Kind regards

  3. What kind of “fine white chocolate” did you use/ do you suggest? This is my first try at white chocolate cream cheese frosting and I almost never use white chocolate so don’t really know what I’m looking for. Thanks!

  4. I used half as much butter but it came out perfect for my needs! I was able to pipe with it but it was still soft and easy to spread and not too sweet

  5. Am I to use salted or unsalted butter?

    And about how many cupcakes can I frost with this recipe?

    Please and thank you!

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