Gather your supplies.
Make sure you take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator at the last minute. Soften the cream cheese with a mixer.
Mix with the butter until smooth.
Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until smooth.
Add vanilla and mix.
Nice and creamy. Use it to decorate some cute cupcakes or...
Your favorite cake. Please note that this cream cheese frosting is ready for immediate use, it doesn't have to be refrigerated first.