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Cinnamon Roll Icing

Melt-in-your-mouth, cream cheese cinnamon roll icing is the perfect topping for your family's homemade cinnamon roll recipe. It's also delicious drizzled on cookies or coffee cakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 6 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple extract (or vanilla)


  • In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer. Blend well.
  • Add in your favorite extract and the powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled rolls.
  • Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



The calories shown are based on the frosting being divided 12 ways, with 1 serving being 1/12 of the frosting. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.1mg