I whipped this up easy cream cheese glaze to beautify my Carrot Cake scones, because how can one possibly have carrot cake anything without cream cheese icing or glaze? It’s almost a sacrilege not to grace the top of a sweetly spiced creation with something tangy and sweet!
My cream cheese frosting recipe is heavier than this, but just as delicious! You can use this glaze on cakes, pound cakes, bundt cakes, carrot cakes and anything else you can dream up!
How to Make Cream Cheese Glaze
This is easy as pie, whip up the following ingredients together and then drizzle over the top. It will hardly just slightly and the amount is just enough to do 18 scones. IF you are looking for more glaze recipes, try my buttery vanilla glaze or my cinnamon roll icing, those are both great recipes.
- cream cheese – you can use light but full fat is always creamier
- powdered sugar –
- milk or cream – cream makes this richer
- vanilla extract
- pinch of salt – cuts the sweetness perfectly
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How simple was that? Easiest glaze ever! I hope everyone has a fabulous day and make the scones to go with these!
Cream Cheese Glaze
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened and at room temperature
- 1/4 cup salted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar also known as confectioners sugar
- 2-4 tablespoons of heavy cream milk is okay too
- Beat together the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl until completely combined and smooth.
- Beat in the vanilla, then add in the powdered sugar, slowly beating it in,
- Add in the cream,, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. You can make it pourable, but still thick, or make it more like an icing, it all depends how much cream you add to thin it out.
- Use the icing to glaze cinnamon buns (it's best to use when they are still warm in the pan) or make it slightly thinner and glaze cakes with it by pouring over the top.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.