Monday, July 11, 2016

How to make cream cheese icing

Finish off cakes, loaves and desserts with this creamy icing. Ideal for veggie based cakes, and a perfect companion to all spices, it is sure to be the perfect companion to your baked goods.

What you'll need

  • 600 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 250 g cream cheese, cold

Step 1

Beat the icing sugar and butter together in an electric mixer on a medium speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.

Step 2

Add the cream cheese and beat until it is completely incorporated. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed. Continue beating until the icing is light and fluffy. Be careful not to over-beat the icing or it can turn runny.


  • Add a tablespoon of citrus zest to the butter and icing sugar in step one to make a zingy icing.
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the butter and icing sugar in step one.
  • Sprinkle crushed nuts over the finished cake to add contrast to the icing.
  • For extra zing, try beating in a tablespoon of your choice of citrus juice into the icing.