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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.

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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 would  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


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 6 min

Description

Decadent Cream Cheese buttercream icing, the best of both icing worlds.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Ena
    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
    Garbo369
    August 23, 2013 at 4:27 am

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

    • Reply
      TheFoodie07
      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.

  • Reply
    Karlynn Johnston
    August 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Oh send some mini cupcakes MY way please!

  • Reply
    lostdwarf
    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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    Foreveradame
    June 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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

    • Reply
      callas444
      September 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      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.

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