Cream Cheese Icing

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This rich icing has so many uses.



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentelectric mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturetangy


  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz/ 250 g), softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (125 mL)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2 lbs confectioner's (icing) sugar (about 8 cups/2 L), sifted (1 kg)


  1. In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla. gradually add confectioner's sugar, mixing on low speed until it gathers, about 2 minutes. Increase speed and beat until very fluffy, for 4 mites. If icing is too stiff add a few drops of water.


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