Recipe by Cara M.
"After testing many recipes for cinnamon rolls I found that just about any home-made roll can be good if you have the right icing. In too many recipes the cream cheese flavor overpowers the icing. Use this recipe for decadent cream cheese icing on your favorite cinnamon roll and you won't be disappointed!"
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cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups
confectioners' sugar, sifted
I made the recipe exactly as stated. It came out perfect. For me, it covered 12 rolls, not 24. I did use buttermilk in the icing only because I had a touch left that I had to use. This was just what I needed--thanks Cara! NOTE: This recipe does not say to sift the powdered/confectioners sugar. I really didn't mess with that but I did run a wisk through it to break down the bigger lumps in the sugar. It just makes for a smoother icing. For those like me who forget to let the cream cheese sit out before using, I let the cream cheese sit in a small bowl on my heating pad (the same one I used to help my rolls rise) on low/medium for 20 minutes or so to soften it up.
I like icicing which is fluffy and less thin. This icinig is not creamy but almost the consistency of gloss. I would decrease the liquid next time and also use a little less butter.
Wonderful cinnamon roll icing! It's easy to make and so good you could eat it all by itself. I used a 3 oz. pkg. of cream cheese and decreased the amount of butter a bit. Since I only had skim milk on hand I opted to my husband's half and half. Definitely make sure your butter and cream cheese are softened. I gradually put everything into my kitchen aid mixer and gave it a whirl. This came out so smooth and creamy -perfect for Sunday morning cinnamon rolls. These frost about 12 large rolls, but then again I LOVE icing! Thanks for a great recipe, Cara M.!
This is my recipe - just a note, it will cover 24 tiny rolls or 12 large (like the ones frome the mall). I guess that got left out of the description! Thanks for all who try this - it took a lot of trial and error before I came up with this one. My family loves it and I hope your's will too!
This one's a plate licker!!! It is absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe, except that I left out the milk and salt. It made the icing a little thicker, which we like. That allowed the icing to melt into the cinnamon rolls. I will never fix cinnamon rolls again without using this icing! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Cara!
i tried this recipe to go with some cinnamon rolls i was baking to bring to work. i made the icing while the rolls were rising, and i started to eat the icing by dipping raspberries. i love it! it's SO good! you will love it too! try it! it's super easy! light and creamy... mmm!!!
Perfect title for the "Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing". My family loved it. I thought it was delicious! I didn't change a thing! And I still loved it! Perfect!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 38
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