Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Jun 21, 2019 | Dessert, Food

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We absolutely love this spiced cream cheese frosting! It has the rich cream cheese flavor with the spice of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Perfect for all sorts of cakes, loaves, cookies, and more! Plus, it only takes minutes to come together but people will think it took you hours to come up with this flavorful concoction of deliciousness! This recipe would be the perfect amount of 24 cupcakes or a two layer cake. We would recommend cutting it by a quarter if you want to use it for a loaf cake as this makes almost 4 cups of frosting.

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 19 Portions
Calories: 225kcal


  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  • In a large mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and unsalted butter.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Once all powdered sugar is fully incorporated, add remaining ingredients. Blend well.
  • All done! Refrigerate until ready to use.


While this frosting is delicious right after it’s made, this frosting is excellent when made one day in advance.  It allows the spices to really incorporate with the cream cheese. 


Serving: 1.5oz | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Uses and Pairings:

This recipe can be used on so many amazing dessert items! We recommend it on all sorts of cakes or cupcakes like vanilla, carrot, marble, white chocolate, and spiced cakes. This would also be amazing on our banana bread muffins (just omit the topping), toasted walnut zucchini bread (omit the streusel), carrot cake cupcakes, or cinnamon chip zucchini bread. This would also be great on gingerbread cookies or carrot cake cookies. The possibilities are endless! We would love to hear how you use this frosting, just leave a comment!

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