Amazing Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting for your favorite cake or cupcakes by @whiteonrice on

Remember my last rustic berry red velvet cake recipe? Well, that was just the beginning to return to my love of baking desserts and cakes. I promised I was on a mission to work on some of my favorite cake recipes but along with that came some other duties too. One of them was to find wonderful frosting and icing recipes that I can whip up quickly, but yet have lots of flavor. And if fresh fruit is involved, I’m all over it like a baking beast.

This installment of my baking adventures was ignited when I saw Zoe’s blueberry cake recipe. If you haven’t seen it, you MUST. It’s a gorgeous blueberry beast and when I say beast, I mean it’s ferociously amazing.

Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting by @WhiteOnRice on

Not only was I blown away by Zoe’s cake, but I was even more enamored when it involved a ton of fresh blueberries that give that perfect color and flavor.

Well, I was instantly inspired and whipped up a version of my cream cheese frosting recipe from my red velvet cake with Zoe’s blueberry sauce. So Todd and I were in the kitchen in an instant, whipping up her blueberry sauce to add to our cream cheese base.  We love the simplicity and flavor of cream cheese frosting and Zoe’s blueberry sauce was the perfect inspiration to mix it up a bit for all my future cakes and cupcakes.
Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting by @WhiteOnRice on

How can I tell you how much I love this fresh blueberry cream cheese frosting? There’s just no way to really express the fresh flavor and texture of this. There’s no food coloring, nor any fake flavoring. Everything you see and taste are fresh blueberries and cream cheese.

You’ll just have to make it yourself and please, promise me you will make it soon. July 4th is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to whip up a batch of your fav cake or cupcakes.

The flavor of the fresh blueberries really explode and if you’re gentle enough when stirring, you’ll get some nice pops of semi-whole, slightly smashed blueberries in every bite. Or if you’re a little heavy handed and break up all the blueberries, that’s ok too. What you’ll get is a fantastic color of blueberry.

-diane and todd

Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting by @WhiteOnRice on


4 from 2 votes
Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins

This is a soft and loose frosting and loaded with flavor. Depending on how warm the room is, you might need to slightly chill the finished frosting before spreading on your cake or cupcakes. A hot summer kitchen tends to make the cream cheese and butter extra soft. It’s not the type of frosting meant to give you “peaks”.  

Calorie count based off 1 cup.

Servings: 4 cups (approximately)
Calories: 944 kcal
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (300g)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar (45g)
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • finely grated zest from 1 medium lemon
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (454g), softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick or 113g) , at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar (270g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch kosher salt or sea salt
  1. Combine the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest in a saucepan. Cook the sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently and smashing some of the blueberries as they soften. Cook until the sauce thickens and the cornstarch becomes translucent. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature (to expedite the cooling you can use an ice bath to cool it quicker- or you can make the sauce a day ahead of time if your timing allows).
  2. In large bowl, add cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat together until smooth and creamy.

  3. Fold the blueberry sauce into the cream cheese frosting until you like the texture of the frosting. The more you mix the frosting, the less chunks of blueberry you will have in the frosting.

  4. If needed, chill slightly and then spread frosting on your favorite cake or cupcakes. Enjoy!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Samantha Weikel

    How far in advance can you make the icing?

    1. Todd & Diane

      Hi Samantha, because the blueberries are fresh we’ve kept the icing in the fridge for about 2 days only.

  2. Susan O

    How far in advance before filing the cake can I make and store this frosting? I’m thinking about using it to fill a groom’s cake. Any chance this would freeze well? I’m concerned mostly about the cornstarch in the sauce.

  3. Jacqi

    Hello I was just wondering if I could use frozen blueberries?

  4. jessie

    Do I need to put in the fridge after putting the icing on the cupcakes?

  5. Jennifer Collao

    Hi, question: if I’m doing a 5 layered cake, would these measurements be enough to frost and layer the cake? Thanks!

    1. Todd & Diane

      Hi Jennifer,
      We haven’t tried it on a 5 layer cake yet, but would at least double it. How much you need will also depend on how thick you like your frosting layers. I always prefer to make extra than to run out and not have enough.
      Good luck. Would love to hear back to see how much you needed.

  6. sarah marohn

    This looks beautiful! I was planning to make a chocolate wedding cake (naked cake) with a berry filling. Do you think I could use your frosting as filling? Or would it be to soft? I am not a fan of buttercream. So I was hoping a cream cheese frosting would work as well…

  7. Sachi Peiris

    I just made this today and came back here to thank you for the recipe. It’s amazing !

  8. Wendy

    Just made this frosting and it is absolutely amazing!!!! So delicious!!! I think it’s the best frosting I’ve ever had (and that’s saying something 😉 I made 1.5 times the recipe since I had 4 dozen cupcakes to frost and needed to add about 1 more cup of confectioner sugar to thicken it up (it has to hold a cookie on top.) I put it on lemon cupcakes, awesome combo! Thanks for posting!!!

  9. Deebi27

    OMG, I LOVE this idea!!! Can this be done with any fresh strawberries, peaches, etc?

    1. Todd & Diane

      Yes, you can use other fresh fruit, but just make sure they’re very ripe and soft.

  10. DF

    I made my own cupcakes today and this frosting. It is yummy. Next time, I will add a little less sugar to the frosting but it is delicious, taking them to church tomorrow. One-half recipe is enough for 24 cupcakes.

  11. cuhmeal

    It just occured to me only moments after I have finished making this and icing the cupcakes that you hadn;t mentioned when to add the salt which I did not add at all. Extremely delicious either way!!!

    1. Todd & Diane

      So glad you loved it. The salt goes in with all of the other ingredients when mixing them together. Thanks!

  12. cashmir

    I just made this frosting and oh my goodness!!!

    It is so creamy, it’s not too sweet, just right. Love this!!!!

  13. Rebecca

    cream cheese makes everything taste fantastic! Stunning colour! Even just the rippling effect would be gorgeous! Definitely going to give this one a go 🙂

  14. Jeff @

    Isn’t that just the most delicious color? This blueberry cream cheese frosting is definitely amazing!

  15. Vera

    I featured your gorgeous purple cupcakes on my blog hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do please contact me and I will remove it

  16. Dani Meyer

    This looks amazing! Love the color!

  17. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    yum.. this looks too good! definitely will be icing my next cupcakes with this frosting. love that it’s cream cheese. thanks for sharing!

  18. marie

    Great. I’m pregnant and now I want these. Bad!!!!!

  19. Meggy

    Oh what a mouthwatering color, if it wasn’t food you’d still want to eat it. I got blueberries yesterday for milkshakes, but there’s just been a change of plan. Thank you for posting this – your images are stunning.

  20. Michelle

    Looks amazing, and fabulous photos. Easy to make as well. Thanks 🙂

  21. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

    That color is absolutely stunning!!! Just love this.

  22. Lindsay

    Wow, this is a great idea!

  23. Valerie

    I love fruit-ravaged desserts; this blueberry deity is epic! Also, the first photo is brill…frosting should always be dramatic & untethered. 😀

  24. Anne

    I rarely say anything about frosting(because I happen to have a dislike for them) but this looks absolutely amazing! Gorgeous photos!!

  25. Emily

    Looks absolutely divine!

  26. Alex

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  27. cheyenne

    looks absolutely delicious!
    xo, cheyenne

  28. Vickie

    yum – I love cream cheese icing & the addition of blueberries just makes it sound even better!

    I’m guessing frozen (defrosted) blueberries would work too?

  29. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I saw that cake of Zoe’s and pinned it! And am pinning this frosting too! And basically I wouldn’t even need a cake or cupcake to put this on – just a spoon 🙂

  30. Nazia @ This Baker Girl Blogs

    What a gorgeous colour!

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