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Cream Cheese Icing

Cream Cheese Icing

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.

This recipe goes with Apple-Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate-Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing, Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing, Cranberry-Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Southern Living DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • 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.


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