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.

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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 its 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.

Love cream cheese as much as we do? Don’t skip this Cookies and Cream Spread with just three ingredients!

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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!

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!

How To Store

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

Curious about freezing your cream cheese recipes? Read more in Can you Freeze Cream Cheese to learn all about what works and what doesn’t!

5 from 126 votes

Cream Cheese Glaze

Easy 4 ingredient Cream Cheese Glaze for pound cake, cinnamon rolls, bundt cake, pumpkin bread, donuts, carrot cake and more! 
Prep: 4 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
Servings: 10
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Ingredients  

Instructions 

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

Tips

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.

How To Store

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

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Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. 5 stars
    What can’t you use a delicious cream cheese glaze for?! Such a yummy addition to so many treats!

  2. 5 stars
    Mmmm!!! I can’t wait to make this! That glaze looks so smooth & creamy!! I love any kind of cream cheese frosting/glaze!