Light Cream Cheese Icing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by KLHquilts

From "Everyday Foods" No. 19 (Jan. 2005). I seem to be the last person in the universe to have found a good reduced-fat cream cheese frosting; better late than never, I suppose!

Top Review by betsypop

I am a huge fan of cream cheese frosting and was so excited that it was so easy. I started as the recipe said, but it didn't seem like enough for my 13X9 cake, so I used a whole 8 oz package of neufchatel and estimated the powdered sugar accordingly. It was great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 ounces neufchatel cheese (or other reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Beat ingredients together with an electric mixer.
  2. Use immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week; stir before using.
  3. Feel free to flavor with a half teaspoon of your favorite extract, or with a spice like cinnamon, or even a little cocoa powder.

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