Indulge in Luxury: Cream Cheese Icing Recipe Cake Decorations Basic

Hey there, bakers! Today, we're going to dive into the creamy world of cream cheese icing. This rich, smooth icing is perfect for adding a luxurious touch to your cakes. Let's get started!


Here are the ingredients you'll need:

  • Cream cheese: 1 block (around 16 ounces)
  • Powdered sugar: 3 cups
  • Vanilla extract: 2 tablespoons
  • Butter: 1 stick
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon


1. Start with the cream cheese: Place the block of cream cheese in a large bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it soften in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

2. Cream the butter and sugar: While the cream cheese is softening, beat together the butter and powdered sugar in a separate bowl until they form a smooth, creamy paste.

3. Blend in the cream cheese: Once the cream cheese has softened, add it to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat together until everything is well combined.

4. Add the eggs: Gradually add the eggs to the cream cheese mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. This will help to keep the mixture smooth and prevent it from separating.

5. Stir in the vanilla extract and salt: Lastly, stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. This will give your icing a subtle hint of sweetness and depth.

6. Chill the icing: Once you've achieved the desired consistency, let your icing chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. This will help it set better when you apply it to your cake.

And there you have it! A rich, creamy cream cheese icing that's perfect for adding a luxurious touch to your cakes. Feel free to adjust the quantities to suit your taste. Remember, the best icing is the one that makes you smile. Enjoy your baking adventures!