Cream Cheese Frosting

While Carrot Cake can be eaten just as it is, normally it is topped with cream cheese icing. So, Karen made a Cream Cheese Frosting for her Carrot Cake. She used a peach flavour cream cheese instead of the regular one. The flavoured cream cheese is sweeter — so, you can if you want to reduce the amount of icing sugar in the recipe.


You know the consistency of the Cream Cheese Frosting is right when a spoon is sticked into the cream cheese, it stands upright without toppling.


  • 1 package (259g) of brick cream cheese, softened (Karen used those in tub)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Click on the link below for the instructions.


IMG_1579You may leave the butter and cream cheese on the counter for at least 30 minutes to soften at room temperature or use the microwave to soften them. When using the microwave, make sure you dont overheat them until melted.
IMG_1581Beat the cream cheese with a hand held electric mixer until soften.
IMG_1582Add the softened butter and mix again.
IMG_1583Add the vanilla.
IMG_1587Add the milk and gradually add the icing sugar, beating after each addition until well blended.
IMG_1584Always scrap the bowl during the mixing to ensure everything is mix well. Spread the frosting over a cooled cake.

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  1. Jennifer

    We have a similar recipe I used for our fourth of July get together when we all were broke…it came out SO good!

  2. Oiying Malcolm

    i am wanting to try this frosting recipe. I noticed in step 4, we need to add vanilla but how much to add is not listed in the ingredients section. can you let me know? thank you.

    1. Suanne

      Hi Oiying Malcolm, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract will do. I had added that to the ingredients. Thanks for pointing it out.

  3. Jeannie

    I used this recipe for my son’s birthday party cupcakes and it was awesome! Yummy & easy to make. I was going to make a batch of your lemon icing too but this one recipe for creamcheese icing was enough to cover over 3 doz cupcakes.

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