Versatile, Spreadable Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet, tangy frosting for everyday use.
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This is THE one frosting that I always have in the fridge. The most common use for this is to top my carrot cakes. Besides that, at home we eat this with almost everything – with bread, as fillings for fruit tarts (I just buy readymade tart cases) and cinnamon rolls. I have tweaked the recipe from the original one shared to me so that the frosting is tangy and not overly sweet.

Give this a try and let me know how you liked it.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 1


This tangy cream cheese frosting is versatile for multiple use. Perfect for spreading on carrot cake and cinnamon rolls or even as tart filling.

Makes around 2 cups worth of frosting.



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  1. Mix cream cheese and butter

    Combine cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Start beating on low for 1 minute then increase speed to medium and beat for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add icing sugar

    Add half of the icing sugar. Beat on low to combine then add the remaining. Start beating on low then increase speed to medium and beat for another 2-3 minutes until white and fluffy.

  3. Flavour the frosting

    Add lime/lemon juice and vanilla extract. Give a final mix on medium for 1 minute and it's done.

  4. Serve and store

    Frosting can be used immediately. For storage, transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge. Enjoy!

Keywords: Frosting, Cream cheese, Cream cheese frosting

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Annisa Sofia

An avid home cook

Assalamualaikum and Hi! I'm Annisa Sofia. Just starting out on this to share my favourite recipes and also the new things that I've tried so far. Join me on this journey. 

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