Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Enjoy this easy cream cheese frosting that can be made in five minutes total!

This healthier version is actually easier than the classic cream cheese frosting because you don’t have to worry about sifting a whole pound of sugar into it!  Yikes!  Seriously, the maple syrup and honey going into the mixing bowl are a lot easier on the eyes and to mix in.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting 

A while back we posted a recipe for carrot cake, with a vegan option for frosting!  This cream cheese frosting goes great with carrot cake, banana bread, and other baked goods.  Healthy frosting is kind of a big deal because the regular kind we are used to is mostly whisked sugar.  Enjoy quickly whipping up this healthy cream cheese frosting for your baking whether it’s a special occasion or a weeknight treat. 


Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe 

Using a few simple ingredients you can whip up a delicious treat.  Whipped cream cheese frosting is a total hit and makes great desserts that don’t leave you feeling sluggish and tired from the excess sugar.  


Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe (maple syrup or honey)

This healthy cream cheese frosting is made without sugar.  I almost fainted when I saw the Martha Stewart recipe called for 1 pound of powdered sugar.  If you are trying to maintain a sugar free lifestyle, the classic cream cheese frosting is not for you.  However, by swapping one single ingredient you can make a big difference!  

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
An easy cream cheese frosting with 4 simple ingredients. Try this healthy cream cheese frosting on your carrot cake, or other baked goods.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 8 oz cream cheese
  2. 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  3. 4 tablespoons organic maple syrup or honey
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. pinch of coarse salt
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until peaks form.
  2. Whisk cream cheese, salt, vanilla, and maple syrup, then gradually fold in whipped cream.
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