This is a basic cream cheese icing recipe, perfect for carrot cakes or spice cakes. Customise this to your liking with grated lemon or orange zest, 1 teaspoon any essence, 1 teaspoon of liqueur or a mashed banana.
This would be five stars if adjusted as follows: 1 box confectioners sugar, 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 tsp. flavoring and 1 tablespoon milk. The consistency then is excellent. Have Cream cheese at room temp. and use an electric mixer for blending all together. Great taste and easy to make. - 24 Nov 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I tweeked it a bit, but not much. The cream is totaly un-neccesary. Also, you should warm up the cream cheese just a bit. I did 40 seconds in the micro and that was perfect! Trying to blend codl cream cheese into anything especially powdered augar is pretty much impossible so do yourself a favor and save time by heating it up slightly. I added a teaspoon vanilla extract and that's it. Ready in 2 minutes. - 02 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
really good for carrot cake. i agree with another reviewer, cream is just not necessary. i used light cream cheese, and added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. one batch covered 24 cupcakes with a little left over! - 19 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)