15-Minute Recipe for Cream Cheese Glaze

Cream cheese glaze on muffins

The Spruce


  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Whether you're glazing a red velvet cupcake or my favorite ​pumpkin bundt cake, there's nothing like a smooth, rich creme cheese glaze as the finishing touch. It's the perfect, essential topping to any moist or sweet dessert. It also pairs nicely with cinnamon rolls. Try this recipe that will sure to tempt your taste buds and melt in your mouth.

Where Did Cream Cheese Come From?

There are many schools of thought as to when cream cheese, which is a soft, mild cheese made from milk and cream -- just as its name suggests -- was invented. The most prevalent story is that it was created accidentally in 1872 by William Lawrence of New York. Other sources say cream cheese recipes were discovered in a Pennsylvania newspaper and early cookbooks that date back to 1769. Lawrence, however, is credited for being the first to produce this creamy cheese in mass quantities.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

Beat cream cheese until very creamy. Beat in powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons milk.  Combine all the ingredients. Add more milk to get desired consistency for drizzling this cream cheese glaze on a cake.

Frosting and Icing Recipes

If you're seeking another topping for your favorite dessert, try one of my other frosting recipes:

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 84
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 48 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)