Cream Cheese Icing I

    15 minutes

    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.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 125g packet cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons cream
    • 1 cup (185g) icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Blend together the cream cheese and cream until light and fluffy.
    2. Sift the sugar and mix with the cream cheese blend.

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    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)