Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting | ChopChop


This is a luscious, tangy, not-too-sweet frosting that is great on zucchini bread or banana bread. Use it to frost the entire Date-Nut Cake—or cut slices of the cake and make mini-sandwiches with the frosting, like we did here.

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Makes: 8 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Small bowl
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large spoon
Table knife


3⁄4 cups
cream cheese (at room temperature)
1⁄4 cup
plain or Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons
real maple syrup
1⁄2 teaspoon
vanilla extract


1. Put everything in the bowl and mix until smooth.
2. When the cake is completely cool, use the knife to swirl the frosting over the top. Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day. 


Fancy That! Add 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest to the frosting.