Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This Frosting goes really well with my Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe. It also goes well with any Spice, or Carrot Cake. It is Scrumptious!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend the cream cheese, butter, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla in a large bowl, using an electric mixer set at medium speed, until smooth.
  2. Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy -- about 3 more minutes.
  3. Add the food coloring and gently stir until the color is uniform.
  4. Chill the frosting until ready to ice the cupcakes or cake.
Most Helpful

Made this yesterday in an emergency as my bunt cake (orange pound) stuck and looked awful. Had half the cream cheese, so I doubled the butter and omitted the food coloring. It was awesome!! Used the zest, too!

teachemwell July 13, 2013

I made this to use as a SPREAD for Sunflower Seed and Orange Bread ~ I used 8 ounces cream cheese, a dash of salt, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon orange zest, 1 teaspoon orange extract, and only 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar; I did not add any food coloring! Made for Orphanage Adoption, Spring PAC 2012.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle May 05, 2012

Great frosting! I made it as written and used it to frost a banana cake. Next time I'll try it with spice cake or carrot cake. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2012.

CJAY April 13, 2012