156 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 104
  • 4 Rating Star 42
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 3

Cream cheese frosting with a little extra something. This is a good frosting for spice cakes that contain allspice.

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Max Servings:
10
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese, butter, and allspice. Gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and milk until the mixture is spreadable.

Nutrition Facts

273.79 calories; 0.82 g protein; 48.34 g carbohydrates; 0.03 g dietary-fiber; 47.22 g sugars; 9.22 g fat; 5.81 g saturated-fat; 25.86 mg cholesterol; 310.04 IU vitamin-a-iu; 0.14 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.01 mg vitamin-b6; 0.06 mg vitamin-c; 1.54 mcg folate; 13.65 mg calcium; 0.12 mg iron; 1.24 mg magnesium; 19.6 mg potassium; 70.62 mg sodium; 0 mg thiamin; 83 calories-from-fat; 68 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 29 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 1 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 18 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

naples34102
02/07/2011
Beautiful frosting. Delicious and spiced just right. Three cups of powdered sugar was just right for me too not four and my 5-star rating reflects that change. I used this frosting to frost "Beer Spice Cake " also from this site made into cupcakes. Perfect.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
11/28/2011
WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR! All I tasted was sugar and I used 8 oz. of cream cheese. Next time I will try it with half the sugar if not less.
(4)
156 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 104
  • 4 Rating Star 42
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 3
Anonymous
03/25/2004
Be forwarned: This needs 8 oz. not 3 oz. of cream cheese! With 8 oz it is a great spin on the classic otherwise it's fatally flawed and tastes like sugar wax.
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naples34102
02/07/2011
Beautiful frosting. Delicious and spiced just right. Three cups of powdered sugar was just right for me too not four and my 5-star rating reflects that change. I used this frosting to frost "Beer Spice Cake " also from this site made into cupcakes. Perfect.
(38)
MAGGIE MCGUIRE
01/25/2004
The allspice really adds to this otherwise ho-hum frosting recipe. I used it on the Apple Cinnamon Pecan Cake from this site. What a treat! Thanks V Monte!
(25)
ChAnMad
06/20/2006
I use the 8 oz of cream cheese also- makes it thicker but still spreadable. I find if I add the milk 1/2 TBS at a time it turns out perfect. Monte- this is a fabulous frosting!
(21)
BECCAP
11/22/2010
as written this frosting is so-so. i don't think theres enough cream cheese and way too much sugar. i modified by using 8 oz cream cheese and 2 cups of sugar and found those proportions to be perfect. i used them to ice a pumpkin spice cake and the flavor combo was wonderful. thanks!
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ISSA
03/10/2003
Wonderful! However I agree that it should say one 8 oz. package of cream cheese instead of one 3 oz. With a 3 ounce package you can't even taste the cream cheese! Thank goodness I test-tasted it though! I used it to frost Lite Carrot Cake. It was a smashing combination! It was still super rich even though I used Neufchatel Cheese. YUMMY! I would make it again but I'm afraid I will eat it all....:(
(14)
PATRINCIA
04/24/2006
I prepared recipe as written using Penzey's allspice and Philly cream cheese. The allspice darkens the frosting slightly. The taste was okay but I honestly didn't love it. Maybe the Penzey's allspice is too strong in flavor. I guess I prefer traditional cream cheese frosting.
(13)
Anonymous
03/26/2004
I loved the taste of this frosting. My only peeve is that I do not like very sweet frosting. I was very apprehensive to add 4C of conf. sugar. I added the sugar to the mixture 1/2C at a time and I ended stopping at 3 1/2C of conf. sugar. It was plenty sweet for me. The consistency was a tad watery with less sugar at room temperature so I chilled it in the fridge before spreading on my cake. Worked like a charm. Give this a try on the Lite Carrot cake on this site. A winning combination that's sure to please.
(13)
Anonymous
03/10/2003
Great frosting! I reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups though which i thought was sweet enough. And i didn't have allspice so i used a combo of cinnamon nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves. Tastes amazing.
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