Wonderful flavored cream cheese frosting with pineapple. The perfect amount of sweetness, this recipe is perfect for frosting any of your favorite desserts.
This is one of those special frostings I bring out when I really want to impress my family and friends. The flavor is the perfect combination of sweet with that pineapple tang.
Combine that awesome flavor with a creamy and delicious texture and you have a sure fire winner!
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can make it again the next time you need an amazing tasting cream cheese frosting.
So no matter if you’re making a cake, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, or just about any other dessert imaginable, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite.
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How to Make Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting with Pineapple
This recipe is super quick to make with total prep time under ten minutes. And you only need a mixing bowl and a hand mixer or stand mixer. That’s it!
I like to make this recipe right before using it. It keeps in the refrigerator fine, but since it’s so simple to make I find little benefit from making it ahead of time.
This recipe provides enough frosting for the following dessert sizes
- 13×9 sheet cake
- 3 layer 6″ cake
- 2 layer 9″ cake
- 12 cupcakes
- 24 cookies
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Ingredients for Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting from Scratch
I think you’re going to love how easy this frosting is to make. And after you taste it, you’re not likely to use a premade frosting ever again.
If you do want to make your frosting ahead of time, make sure to store in an airtight container and keep in your refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
- Cream Cheese (block style)
- Crushed Pineapple (canned in juice, juice reserved)
- Powdered Sugar
- Butter (softened)
- Vanilla Extract
Pineapple: Make sure to use canned, crushed pineapple in juice. Crushed will give you the right texture and some of the juice will be used in your frosting. That’s going to provide the perfect flavor boost.
Note: When draining your pineapple, make sure to reserve the juce!
Powdered Sugar: While I find the amount of powdered sugar called for to produce the perfect balance of sweetness, you can reduce it by up to half a cup for a less sweet frosting.
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Simple Recipe Instructions
Make sure to soften you butter before getting started, but other than that, once you have your ingredients together you’re ready to make your frosting!
I like to start mine right when whatever I am frosting is about cool. Make sure not to frost your dessert before it is cooled sufficiently.
Step 1: In your mixing bowl, add your cream cheese and softened butter
Step 2: Mix on medium speed until your mixture is light and fluffy
Step 3: While mixing, add your pineapple juice and gradually mix in your powdered sugar until well blended
Step 4: Gently fold in your crushed pineapple using a spatula or wooden spoon
Step 5: Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container
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Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 8 oz Cream Cheese block style
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- ½ Cup Butter softened
- ½ Cup Crushed Pineapple drained, juice reserved
- 2 Tbs Reserved Pineapple Juice
- In your mixing bowl, add your cream cheese and softened butter
- Mix on medium speed until your mixture is light and fluffy
- While mixing, add your pineapple juice and gradually mix in your powdered sugar until well blended
- Gently fold in your crushed pineapple using a spatula or wooden spoon
- Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container