Cream Cheese Icing for One 9" Cake

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Lieutenant Ducky

This is a recipe for cream cheese icing that has been adapted to ice a single 9" cake- it's delicious with carrot cake. I am always having to have to reduce cream cheese recipes to suit my needs- they always make way too much for me to use! So here is an adapted version that I will use forevermore, and hope others will find helpful. Enjoy!

Top Review by Julie F

I like this recipe, as one of my daughters ONLY likes cream cheese frosting. With this smaller recipe, I can prepare this for her cupcakes, or use it between cookies, or for any other place I might need frosting. The recipe was easy and good. I used light cream cheese, (neufchatel) and next time I would use regular cream cheese. The consistency was a little thin. If using light cream cheese next time, I would add some additional powdered sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure out the ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer, or vigorous your hand mixing skills, blend the ingredients till smooth- about 1-3 minutes, depending on your vigor :).
  3. Scoop the icing onto your cake/whatever you were going to ice, and spread evenly.

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