Copycat Cinnabon Frosting Recipe and Video

Cinnabon Frosting can be made in your kitchen with this recipe. What could be better than the rich and creamy Cinnabon Frosting? This cream cheese frosting doesn’t have to be used on cinnamon rolls, enjoy it on cupcakes, and your favorite cake.

Homemade copycat Cinnabon cream cheese frosting on a cinnamon roll.

I think there a few things that are as wonderful in life as cream cheese frosting. Hands down this is one of my favorite recipes. This cream cheese delight tastes wonderful topped on a cake, on cupcakes, and so much more.

Even if you aren’t a super experienced cook you can prepare this simple to make the frosting. While Cinnabon may not use real butter, you can. One of my favorite things about cooking at home is you can modify recipes to your own personal taste. If you want your frosting to remain perfectly white you may want to use clear vanilla it is oven sold where cake decorating supplies are sold.

This recipe makes a great deal so you can save some of this in an air-tight container for about seven days. Keep extra frosting refrigerated.

Homemade copycat Cinnabon cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

I know you will enjoy the amazing flavor of this buttery and creamy frosting.


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Cinnabon Frosting

Cinnabon frosting can be used on cinnamon rolls, cakes, cinnamon bread, and so much more. 
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnabon Frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 96 2 tablespoon servings
Calories: 87kcal


  • 1 pound Margarine or butter
  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 2 pound confectioners sugar AKA powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • Allow margarine and cream cheese to reach room temperature.
  • Beat cream cheese and margarine together in a bowl with a stand mixer. Slowly add in all powdered sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally with a spatula.
  • Once all of the sugar is in the bowl mix for at least an additional 12 minutes. When almost done, add in the extracts. Enjoy!


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Sue

    4 stars
    Recipe was not good for cupcakes. Only for things like cinnamon rolls or bread. Made a lot. Making half of the recipe would be enough. Very tasty though

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