Cream Cheese Icing

<p>Cream Cheese Icing</p>

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Keep this recipe for Cream Cheese Icing as your go-to icing recipe. You can put it together in 10 minutes, and it's a perfect topping for sweet rolls, breads, cupcakes, and cakes.


Makes 1 1/2 cups

Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk


Beat first 2 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in vanilla and 1 Tbsp. milk. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, stirring until icing is smooth and creamy.

Also featured in: Southern Living, December 2011;