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Our best cream cheese icing recipes - 19 recipes

Cream cheese icing is a classic choice for frosting. A little more experimental than traditional buttercream icing, cream cheese makes for a luscious, creamy topping to cakes, cupcakes and cookies. If you don’t like the white color of cream cheese, you can add food dye to brighten it up. Always make sure your cream cheese is room temperature when making the icing, and make sure not to over-whip it, otherwise it becomes runny.  

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Top rated Cream cheese icing recipes

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Pineapple pecan cake with a cream cheese frosting is a simple dessert with a whollop of a most delicious taste

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • ICING:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
4/5 (1609 Votes)

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This recipe makes a wonderfully stable frosting that tastes great and won't melt at room temperature

  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
4.3/5 (169 Votes)

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Try this delicious Hawaiian Wedding Cake recipe filled with the aromatic flavors of pineapple, cinnamon, and nutmeg...

  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped or crushed
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • WHIPPED CREAM CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • toasted shredded coconut, for topping
4/5 (176 Votes)

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These Peach Cupcakes with Peach Cream Cheese Frosting are moist, lightly peachy, and simply taste of laughter and t...

  • PEACH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 ounce freeze dried peaches, pulverized in a mini food processor (49 grams)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pureed fresh peach
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4 ounce freeze dried peaches (Target has Archer Farms brand), pulverized in a mini food processor (49grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 5 cups of confectioners sugar
4.4/5 (136 Votes)

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This cream cheese Cool Whip frosting is super easy when you need to frost cakes, cupcakes, pies, or other pastries

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) container whipped topping (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (or other desired flavor), optional
3.9/5 (154 Votes)

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"This is a yummy whipped cream frosting that is very stable and does not melt at room temperature unlike many stand...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
4.5/5 (91 Votes)

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Yum! You'll find the awesome flavors of Fall - apples, maple syrup and nuts in these delicious gluten free Apple-Sp...

  • Reynolds™ Baking Cups
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup peeled apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces gluten-free cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free glazed walnuts, chopped
4.4/5 (49 Votes)

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A simple recipe for classic chocolate buttercream frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
4.4/5 (52 Votes)

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It WON'T melt at room temperature like regular whipped cream! It's VERY stable

  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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Any homemade roll can be good if you have the right icing

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Icing will cover 24 small rolls or 12 large.
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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