Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

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


Small bowl
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large spoon
Table knife


3⁄4 cup cream cheese
1⁄4 cup plain or Greek yogurt
2 tablespoon real maple syrup
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients 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. 


Add 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest to the frosting.