Homemade Cinnabon Frosting

Hey, sweet treat lovers! If you've ever sunk your teeth into a pillowy Cinnabon roll, you know that half the magic is in that thick, tangy, and oh-so-sweet frosting that sits on top like a crown. Want that same mouthwatering goodness slathered on your homemade creations? Well, I've got you covered with a homemade Cinnabon frosting recipe that will tickle your taste buds with delight.

No need to sneak down to the mall for your fix—this frosting will bring the Cinnabon experience right into your kitchen. It's perfect for cinnamon rolls, sure, but don't stop there. Dollop it on cakes, spread it on cookies, or if no one's looking, just grab a spoon and dig in. (I won't tell if you won't!) Let’s mix up some of this creamy frosting that’ll make you the hero of any breakfast or brunch!


  • 1 pound (4 sticks) margarine or butter, room temperature
  • 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Get to Room Temp: First things first—let's set the stage. Your butter (or margarine, if you're keeping it classic) and cream cheese need to be as cozy and warm as you on a lazy Sunday morning. Leave them out until they're at room temperature to make sure they blend seamlessly.

  2. Creamy Beginnings: Pop the cream cheese and margarine (or butter) into a large mixing bowl. With your electric mixer, beat these buddies together until they're perfectly smooth and have the consistency of best friends who never let each other down.

  3. A Sweet Graduation: Take your time adding powdered sugar, one graduation cap at a time, blending slowly to incorporate all that sweet wisdom without causing a powdered sugar blizzard in your kitchen.

  4. Mix, Whip, Repeat: After all the sugar makes the cut, turn up the speed and let the mixer do the legwork for at least 12 minutes. Your goal is a frosty mix that's as light and fluffy as a cloud in a summer sky.

  5. The Final Twist: Just as you're about to finish, introduce the lemon juice and vanilla extract to the bowl. Let them have a quick dance with the frosting—just enough to spread the fun flavors evenly throughout.

  6. Finish Line: That’s it! Your frosting is now ready to grace your baked goods with its presence. Go ahead, get wild with those cinnamon rolls or whatever treat you've got in mind.

Remember, this frosting is like that one song you can't stop hitting replay on—it's addictive. Say goodbye to naked pastries, because with this recipe, you've got everything you need to dress them up in indulgent style. Enjoy, and may your kitchen be ever fragrant with the scents of vanilla and sweet success!