Cream Cheese Glaze

LAST UPDATED: Jul 20, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 23, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Easy 4 ingredient Cream Cheese Glaze for pound cake, cinnamon rolls, bundt cake, pumpkin bread, donuts, carrot cake and more! This Cream Cheese Glaze looks as good as it tastes, pouring onto your favorite baked goods effortlessly and beautifully.

cream cheese glaze recipe

You’ve seen this Cream Cheese Glaze smothering a lot of my favorite baked goods over the years including Carrot Cake Bread, Cinnamon Rolls and more, but it’s so delicious you could eat it with a spoon, so I decided it deserves it’s own post to live in all it’s glory.

You’ll also see me smothering it over a few new recipes this fall like Pumpkin Pound Cake! It’s the perfect addition to any pound cake, coffee cake, bundt cake, donut or muffin.

Pinterest readers have enjoyed it on banana bread and apple crumb cake. You can pin this recipe for later here.

cream cheese glaze

This sweet and creamy glaze has just a little tang to balance the flavor. It’s so good that the girls don’t even realize there’s cream cheese in it! In fact, they beg for it!

This easy Cream Cheese Glaze recipe uses just 4 staple ingredients!

I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there!

Cream Cheese Glaze Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese – Whole fat always works best. Softened to room temperature for a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your choice. Bring to room temperature.
  • ExtractHomemade Vanilla Extract, store bought or the extract of your choice. Almond also tastes great!
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar. If you don’t have powdered sugar you can make it pulsing granulated sugar in a food processor until fine

If someone doesn’t care for cream cheese, you can make some of my Cinnamon Roll Icing as well for guests to choose.

Continue for the full printable recipe. It’s so simple! Just combine, warm and pooooooouuuuuur over your favorite baked goods. It’s just that easy and so good! 

How to Make Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. Combine – Using softened ingredients, combine ingredients until smooth.
  2. Warm – Warm on the stovetop on low or in the microwave until pourable.
cream cheese glaze for cinnamon rolls pound cake bundt cake donuts and more

If you love a little cream cheese flavor in your fall dessert line-up, don’t miss this incredible cream cheese pie crust! It makes pies SO EASY – you’ll never go back to a store bought crust again!

As you can see this cream cheese glaze goes on so smooth and has the perfect drizzle that hardens to the touch, but not to the taste!

To Store

Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week. Warm to enjoy. Freezing is not recommended.

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Cream Cheese Glaze

Julie Blanner
Easy 4 ingredient Cream Cheese Glaze for pound cake, cinnamon rolls, bundt cake, pumpkin bread, donuts, carrot cake and more! 
5 from 34 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 127 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Mix ingredients until smooth.
  • Warm until pourable and allow to set before serving. 

Notes

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Whole fat always works best. You can substitute light in a pinch. Softened to room temperature for a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your choice. Bring to room temperature.
  • ExtractHomemade Vanilla Extract, store bought or the extract of your choice. Almond also tastes great! You can use clear vanilla to avoid a creamy color if desired.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar. If you don’t have powdered sugar you can make it pulsing granulated sugar in a food processor until fine.

To Store

Store refrigerated in an airtight container. Warm to enjoy. Freezing is not recommended.

Nutrition

Calories:127kcalCarbohydrates:12gProtein:1gFat:8gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:25mgSodium:77mgPotassium:16mgSugar:12gVitamin A:294IUCalcium:12mgIron:1mg
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