This healthy and easy cream cheese frosting recipe is ready in just five minutes and makes enough to frost the top and sides of one 9-by-13-inch sheet cake. We made this frosting healthy, with less saturated fat and calories than traditional versions, by using reduced-fat cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese, using Greek yogurt in place of butter and keeping sugar to a minimum.

Katie Webster


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, yogurt and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.



Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Let come to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts

56.4 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 3.7g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugars 3.6g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 12.7mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 144IU 3% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 2.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 21.4mg 2% DV; ironmg; magnesium 1.7mg 1% DV; potassium 26.1mg 1% DV; sodium 57.6mg 2% DV; thiaminmg; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe! I added strawberries and blended for 1/2 of the frosting. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this alternative. Next time I'll use even less sugar. Required only 8 oz of cream cheese to frost the top of a 9x13 pan (made carrot cake bars). Read More