Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking to take your baked goods to the next level? Look no further than this delectable Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting recipe! Bursting with the tangy sweetness of fresh blueberries combined with creamy cream cheese and butter, this frosting is sure to become a favorite for all your sweet treats. With a simple blueberry reduction added in, it’s a refreshing twist on classic cream cheese frosting. Follow these easy steps to whip up a batch of this luscious frosting and elevate your baking game.


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Blueberry Reduction:

  1. Begin by making the blueberry reduction. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the fresh blueberries and granulated sugar over medium heat.
  2. Use a potato masher to break down the blueberries, allowing them to cook for 8 to 10 minutes until they have reduced to a thick, jam-like paste.
  3. Remove the cooked fruit from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for faster cooling.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla extract to the cream cheese and butter mixture, and beat until well combined.
  3. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until the frosting is thick and fluffy.
  4. Once the blueberry reduction has cooled, beat it into the frosting until well incorporated, creating a beautiful purple hue and delicious blueberry flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings: 6

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serving Suggestions:
    • Spread the Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting generously over cooled cakes, cupcakes, or cookies using a spatula or piping bag for a decorative touch.
    • Pair with vanilla, lemon, or almond-flavored baked goods to complement the fruity blueberry flavor.
    • Garnish with fresh blueberries or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for an extra visual appeal.
  2. Storage:
    • Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
    • Before using leftover frosting, allow it to come to room temperature and give it a quick whip to restore its creamy consistency.
    • For longer storage, you can freeze the frosting in a freezer-safe container for up to 1-2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using, then bring to room temperature and whip as needed.


  1. Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Add the zest of one lemon to the frosting for a bright citrus flavor that complements the blueberries.
    • You can also substitute lemon juice for a portion of the vanilla extract for an extra burst of lemony goodness.
  2. Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Use a combination of fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries in place of the blueberries for a colorful and fruity twist.
    • Follow the same process of making a berry reduction and incorporate it into the cream cheese frosting for a mixed berry sensation.
  3. Almond Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Add a teaspoon of almond extract along with the vanilla extract for a subtle nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with the blueberries.
    • Garnish with sliced almonds for added texture and visual appeal.
  4. Chocolate Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Mix in a tablespoon of cocoa powder or melted chocolate to the frosting for a rich and indulgent chocolate-blueberry combination.
    • Adjust the amount of powdered sugar as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  5. Vegan Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Replace the cream cheese and butter with vegan alternatives such as dairy-free cream cheese and margarine.
    • Ensure the blueberry reduction is made without any animal-derived products, such as using plant-based sweeteners instead of granulated sugar.

FAQs :

  1. Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones for the blueberry reduction?
    • Yes, you can use frozen blueberries, but keep in mind that they may release more liquid during the cooking process, so you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.
  2. Can I make the blueberry reduction ahead of time?
    • Absolutely! The blueberry reduction can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week before incorporating it into the frosting.
  3. Can I use unsalted butter instead of salted butter in the frosting?
    • Yes, you can use unsalted butter, but you may want to add a pinch of salt to the frosting to balance the flavors.
  4. How can I make the frosting less sweet?
    • You can reduce the amount of powdered sugar used in the frosting to your taste preference. Start by adding less powdered sugar and adjust according to your sweetness preference.
  5. Can I use this frosting for a layer cake?
    • Absolutely! This frosting works wonderfully for layer cakes. Make sure to chill the cake layers before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.
  6. How do I achieve a smoother consistency for the frosting?
    • Ensure that both the cream cheese and butter are softened at room temperature before beating them together. Additionally, gradually adding the powdered sugar while beating will help achieve a smoother consistency.
  7. Can I add food coloring to the frosting for a more vibrant color?
    • Yes, you can add a few drops of food coloring if you desire a more intense purple hue for the frosting. Gel food coloring is recommended for best results.
  8. Can I omit the blueberry reduction and make plain cream cheese frosting instead?
    • Certainly! If you prefer a traditional cream cheese frosting, simply omit the blueberry reduction and follow the remaining steps of the recipe.
  9. How far in advance can I frost cupcakes or cakes with this frosting?
    • You can frost cupcakes or cakes with this frosting a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Just be sure to bring them to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.
    1. Can I use this frosting as a filling for macarons or sandwich cookies?
      • Yes, this frosting works wonderfully as a filling for macarons, sandwich cookies, or even as a filling between cake layers for added flavor and moisture. Adjust the consistency as needed for your desired application.

With its irresistible combination of fresh blueberries, creamy cream cheese, and butter, this Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting is a game-changer for your desserts. Easy to make and bursting with flavor, it’s the perfect finishing touch for any baked treat. Try it out today and watch as it becomes a staple in your baking repertoire!