Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

It just doesn’t get better than butter, cream cheese and sugar! Slather that on top of a carrot cake and you have a perfect pair.

This is a halfway to cream cheese icing recipe and still a buttercream base. It isn’t a complete tangy cream cheese icing, just a nice mix between the two.

Ingredients Needed:
1 package of cream cheese
1/2 cup of butter
2 cups of icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla if wanted

Whip all the lovely ingredients together until they are light and fluffy.

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing
Decadent Cream Cheese buttercream icing, the best of both icing worlds.
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Recipe type: icing
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla if wanted
Instructions
  1. Whip all the lovely ingredients together until they are light and fluffy.

 

Serve on top of a delicious carrot cake or whatever you think would  best be complimented with a light cream cheese icing on top.

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6 comments
Karlynn Johnston
Karlynn Johnston

Very weird, this is a solid icing for sure! Did you use a low fat cream cheese? That might have too much liquid in it....

Garbo369
Garbo369

I found it was a bit too runny to put on my cupcakes. Any suggestions?

lostdwarf
lostdwarf

Amazing! I'm going to use your Best Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Buttercream for the mini cupcakes at my sister's baby shower. I was thinking about making half batches but after reading the ingredients, that might cause some kid-fights to break out!

Foreveradame
Foreveradame

This  recipe looks great! Does it have to be refrigerated???


callas444
callas444

@Foreveradame 
Although cream cheese buttercream will be okay at room temperature for a couple hours (a party, perhaps), for longer than that you definitely want to refrigerate it.