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Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

It doesn’t get better than an amazing cream cheese buttercream icing! It’s the best of all icing worlds, sweet, tangy and cream-cheese delicious!

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing from @kitchenmagpie

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

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing from @kitchenmagpie

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

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing from @kitchenmagpie

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

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing from @kitchenmagpie


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Happy baking everyone!

Love Karlynn

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Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Decadent Cream Cheese buttercream icing, the best of both icing worlds.
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1 package of cream cheese1/2 cup of butter2 cups of icing sugar1 tsp vanilla if wanted
  1. Whip all the lovely ingredients together until they are light and fluffy.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



1 Comment

  • Reply
    November 4, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Karlynn, can I use this icing with food coloring (green for a dino cake) and will the icing hold if I use a star tip for instance? Thanks

  • Reply
    Karlynn Johnston
    August 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    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….

  • Reply
    August 23, 2013 at 4:27 am

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

    • Reply
      November 9, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Add a bit more icing sugar, add it by the tablespoon until it firms up a bit. You can adjust the other ingredients to make sure the flavour doesn’t get altered too much if necessary.

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    Karlynn Johnston
    August 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Oh send some mini cupcakes MY way please!

  • Reply
    August 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    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!

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    June 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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

    • Reply
      September 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      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.

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