This Easy Cream Cheese Glaze is the perfect topping for cinnamon rolls, bundt cakes, donuts, and just straight off the spoon! Just kidding. Maybe. But seriously, with only 5 staple ingredients you can mix up this glaze quickly to drip on a cake, spread on a bundt cake, or drizzle over donuts.
I am a die-hard cream cheese lover. I'll eat it with, in, or on anything. Cream cheese buttercream is a staple in my cake business so having an Easy Cream Cheese glaze recipe in my recipe collection seemed necessary too!
In fact, I've actually had this recipe in my pocket for awhile but I've never dedicated a post to it... until today.
When I initially made this Lemon Poppyseed Bread, I used a simple powdered sugar glaze. But next time, I wanted to really make it over the top, so I used this cream cheese version, and WOW... it's delicious!
This part is easy. At the very least you'll need a small or medium-sized bowl and an electric mixer. You could use a whisk if you really wanted, but it would be more work getting the cream cheese really smooth.
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Hand Mixer
- Squeeze Bottle (optional)
- Spoon (optional)
- Offset Spatula (optional)
Recipes that go with this Easy Cream Cheese Glaze
Easy Baked Red Velvet Cake Donuts - this donut recipe has a super simple shortcut for glaze, but it would absolutely take them to the next level if you added a homemade cream cheese glaze.
The Best One-Bowl Coconut Bundt Cake Recipe - ohmygosh - this cake and glaze combination would be out of this world delicious!!
Carrot Cake - my carrot cake recipe has a cream cheese frosting paired with it, but if you want to cut back on the sweetness and let the cake shine, try it with this glaze instead.
Bundt Cake Banana Bread - we usually eat this banana bread with just a dusting of powdered sugar, but let me tell you what - pour on this glaze and it will blow you away!
Pumpkin Spice Mini Bundt Cakes - this is where I originally shared my glaze recipe. These mini pumpkin cakes are such a treat in the fall and a perfect pairing for this decadent glaze.
Homemade Butter Pound Cake Recipe - this pound cake recipe is the foundation for my super popular petit fours, but this cake also stands very well on its own and the cream cheese glaze is the perfect topper for it.
Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - I'm not sure why I'm even listing this recipe - it's already perfect just as it is with a similar icing already listed. But still... try it.
Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake. Gaah, I'm ready for fresh blueberries so I can make this cake/bread again. It's so, so delicious and I want desperately to eat it with more yummy on top!
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe. I'm gonna be honest here and tell you I haven't ever tried this - because I'm a big fan of classic pancakes with syrup. But I've seen so many recommend adding a cream cheese glaze to pancakes that I may have to go for it the next time we have pancakes!
Lemon Poppyseed Loaf - and last but not least, the recipe featured in these pictures... . SO.SO.GOOD. with the cream cheese glaze! I added the glaze then some fresh lemon zest and WOW - delish!!
How to Store Cream Cheese Glaze
This cream cheese glaze is good at room temperature for up to 8 hours. After that, you'll want to keep it in a sealed bowl in the fridge for up to 3 days. I mean - not that it'll last that long. If it does, grab a spoon and eat it for dessert all by itself 😉
More Cream Cheese Recipes
- Classic Cream Cheese Frosting
- Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
- Cream Cheese Potato Soup
- Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Pepperoncini