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Creme Fraiche Frosting in a red Kitchenaid mixer

Crème Fraîche Frosting

This 3-ingredient frosting recipe offers an undeniable tange and a smooth, silky consistency. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Dish Type Frosting
Cooking Style Baking
Ingredient creme fraiche
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Created by Amy Reiley


  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 4 oz unsalted butter softened
  • 2-2 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted


  1. Combine the creme fraiche and softened butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Beat on medium speed until fully mixed and creamy.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, with the mixture on low. Continue to add the powdered sugar until you’ve added 2 cups. If it is not at your desired thickness, continue to added powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time up to 2 1/2 cups. (The final frosting will be slightly softer than buttercream.)
  4. Mix on medium speed until the frosting is completely smooth.