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Our best cream cheese icing recipes - 16 recipes

Cream cheese icing is a classic choice for frosting. A little more experimental than traditional buttercream icing, cream cheese makes for a luscious, creamy topping to cakes, cupcakes and cookies. If you don’t like the white color of cream cheese, you can add food dye to brighten it up. Always make sure your cream cheese is room temperature when making the icing, and make sure not to over-whip it, otherwise it becomes runny.  

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole duck breast
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 3-4 slices ham
  • 3-4  tbsp raspberry jam
  • 3- 4 slices Muenster cheese

Method

  1. Fry the duck breast in a pan until medium rare (or your preference) and browned on the outside.
  2. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry, and layer the ham slices  in the middle.
  3. Spread the raspberry jam over the ham slices, and follow with the Muenster cheese, and the duck breast.
  4. Moisten the sides of the pastry with water, then fold to enclose the duck. 
  5. Brush the pastry with the egg yolk, then score lightly with a knife. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 464°F (until the cheese is melted and the pastry is golden brown)
  7. Serve, and enjoy! 

Top Recipe

By KaylaSears

Rate this recipe 4.8/5 (53 Votes)
Cream Cheese Frosting 1 Picture
Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla extract

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Top rated Cream cheese icing recipes

By Mama's Favorite Recipes

Frosting with cream cheese in it

  • 1-room temp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 2-3 cups. powdered sugar
4.9/5 (46 Votes)

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These GRILLED zucchini rolls will make SUMMER entertaining a breeze!

14 414 shares

By Dusty47

Carrot Cake Icing. Discover our recipe

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick melted or softened butter or margarine
  • 1 box 10X Powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
4.2/5 (84 Votes)

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Ever wondered just how Starbucks makes its moist, delicious carrot cake? Here's the full STEP-by-STEP recipe.

13 899 shares

By rinoa1182

Mix butter and cream cheese together about 3 minutes until very smooth

  • 4 Tbsp country crock
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
4.5/5 (29 Votes)

By amylk103, Amy's Awesome Nest

For the rolls, dissolve yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl

  • ROLLS
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • warm
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • FILLING
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • softened
  • ICING
  • 8 Tbsp margarine
  • softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
4.3/5 (37 Votes)

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This recipe, known as carre cremeux aux fraises in France, consists of a cookie base, a cream cheese and fruit filling and a crumble topping!

By Annie13

Strawberry Pineapple Cake

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 box- strawberry cake mix
  • 1 -20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
4/5 (56 Votes)

By Sj

Great on Carrot Cake but can be used most any cake

  • 1 (8 oz) package CREAM CHEESE
  • 1/2 cup BUTTER (melted but not hot)
  • 1 tsp. VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1/8 tsp. SALT
  • 1 -2 boxes POWDERED SUGAR
4.3/5 (29 Votes)

By Jasminv128

Yummy chocolate cupcakes with sweet cookie dough center, gluten free and amazing!

  • Cookie Dough
  • 8oz Pillsbury® Gluten Free refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (from 14.3-oz container)
  • Cake
  • 1 1/2cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking Spray
3.9/5 (43 Votes)

By kase

Cream cheese frosting. Discover our recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 16oz pack powdered sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
4/5 (40 Votes)

By Annie13

For the Cake: 1. Add dry cake mix and pineapple in a bowl

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 box- strawberry cake mix
  • 1 -20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

By shanny007

In a bowl, combine 2 cups of flour with 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablesp...

  • Flour
  • blueberries
  • canola oil
  • milk
  • baking soda
  • peanut butter
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • plain yogurt
  • fat free cream cheese
3.2/5 (82 Votes)

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