161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 108
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

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

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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.

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Nutrition Facts

274 calories; 9.2 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 71 mg sodium. 48.3 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (142)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
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. Read More
(4)
161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 108
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
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! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
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....:( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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