Cream Cheese Icing

This is a wonderfully creamy frosting that goes well with pumpkin bread, carrot cake, chocolate cake, on cookies, or between cookies.


3 cups (24 servings)


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sifted confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the powdered sugar.


Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa, according to how rich you want the chocolate.

Additional Information

If you want a whiter icing, use butter without dyes available at most natural food stores, and clear vanilla extract available in the cake decorating section of your grocery or discount store.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes


Store in the refrigerator after use.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving; Calories: 140; Total Fat: 10.4 g; Cholesterol: 31 mg; Sodium: 83 mg; Total Carbs: 10.9 g (Dietary Fiber: 0 g); Protein: 1.4 g

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