Cream Cheese Glaze

Janice Krako/ September 25, 2018/ baking, easy recipe, frosting, glaze, sweet glaze/ 0 comments

Cream Cheese Glaze….more flavor than a plain glaze

When you need just some light glaze over carrot cupcakes, pumpkin bread, muffins or even a quick bread….this is my favorite go to recipe.  This could be called cream cheese glaze frosting.  It has more flavor than just a plain powdered sugar glaze.

Depending on what you are using this for you can use other extracts or even a liquor or brandy.


Glazed Cookies


Just one of the many ways to use this glaze.


Cream Cheese Glaze

Cream Cheese Glaze

More interesting than the usual sugar glaze on pastries, quick breads or muffins.  Any item where cream cheese is a natural flavor go to.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet glaze, glaze, cream cheese glaze, baking
Author: Janice Krako


  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract or other extra or liquor
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk adjust amount as needed


  • Leave the cream cheese out to warm to room temperature.
    Beat room temperature cream cheese till very creamy.
    Fold in powdered sugar.
    Stir in vanilla or other flavoring with only 3 Tablespoons of milk to start.  Add more milk as needed.  
    Should you add too much liquid add more powdered sugar by the teaspoonful.
    Drizzle while at room temperature over your baked goods.  This will harden as it sits. 


This needs to be able to drizzle it shouldn't be as thick as a frosting.
My Simply Fabulous Pumpkin Bread is wonderful plain or with this cream cheese glaze.


One way to use this glaze



Cream Cheese Glaze


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