Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

This healthy and easy cream cheese frosting recipe is ready in just five minutes and makes enough to frost the top and sides of one 9-by-13-inch sheet cake. We made this frosting healthy, with less saturated fat and calories than traditional versions, by using reduced-fat cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese, using Greek yogurt in place of butter and keeping sugar to a minimum.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), at room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


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  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, yogurt and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Let come to room temperature before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 56 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 13 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 144 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 58 mg sodium; 26 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

Reviews 2

April 26, 2019
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By: Margaret Klemme
Great recipe! I added strawberries and blended for 1/2 of the frosting. I will definitely make this again.
January 17, 2017
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Love this alternative. Next time I'll use even less sugar. Required only 8 oz of cream cheese to frost the top of a 9x13 pan (made carrot cake bars).
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