cream cheese glaze with strawberries

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Tangy, fruity and easy strawberry glaze made with cream cheese and fresh strawberries.

I made this amazing strawberry pound cake with blueberries and wanted a glaze that was tangy, strawberry-licious and pretty, to adorn it. This is what I came up with and it more than met all these requirements.

Easy Cream Cheese Glaze With Strawberries

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese – room temperature cream cheese – this makes it much easier to combine and mix with other ingredients.
  • 1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup strawberries – puree 5 to 6 small to medium strawberries
  • corn starch –  optional – how thick or thin do you like your glaze.

How To Make Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Puree strawberries. Set aside.
  • Mix cream cheese and ½ cup powdered sugar well and until smooth. Start out with ½ cup of powdered sugar.
  • Add ¼ cup strawberry puree and mix well. Sample add more sugar or puree as you feel it is needed.
  • Use corn starch to thicken. Incorporate well.
  • Spoon or drizzle glaze over cake.

This recipe is all about how YOU like it.  It’s important you sample.  Start off with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 cup strawberry puree and sample from there. If it’s not sweet enough, add more sugar.  If you would like a bigger strawberry flavor, add more puree. 

Easy Cream Cheese Glaze With Strawberries

Easy Cream Cheese Glaze With Strawberries

Strawberry cream cheese glaze is just a tangy cream cheese glaze with the delicious fruity taste of strawberries mixed in to perfection. It is simply bursting with strawberry flavor and is a strawberry lover’s nirvana.

Not only is it delicious, it’s easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. Also, no piping or spreading with a knife required. You can simply spoon it over the top of the cake and let it cascade down.

Lastly, it’s gorgeous. It’s just gorgeous. It looks like a strawberry waterfall as it cascades down the sides of the cake. This makes a cake decorated with this glaze “table centerpiece worthy”.

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Does Cream Cheese Glaze Need To Be Refrigerated?

Yes, according to this post from allrecipes, cream cheese frosting needs to be refrigerated. Since cream cheese glaze is the same thing as cream cheese frosting with a little more liquid it also needs to be refrigerated.

According to this post, cream cheese frosting and icing need to be refrigerated within 2 hours. I served a pound cake topped with this glaze at a brunch and pushed the limit to 3 hours with no problems.

Can You Freeze Cream Cheese Frosting Or Glaze

Oh yes you can. It freezes so well. You can freeze it by itself or freeze the frosted or glazed cake.

To freeze the cream cheese frosting or glaze itself:

  • Pour glaze into a Ziploc Bag or airtight container. Place in freezer.
  • Freeze up to six months.
  • To thaw simply place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • If it seems the frosting or glaze has changed texture after being thawed, mix with an electric mixer and it will return to its original texture.
Cream Cheese Glaze With Strawberries

To Freeze A Cake Topped With Cream Cheese Frosting Or Glaze:

  • Let the cake sit in the freezer for at least one hour. This allows the frosting to set. Then wrap twice with plastic wrap and twice with aluminum foil before placing in the freezer. You can freeze up to 6 months.
  • Because a cream cheese glaze contains more liquid, most cream cheese glazes will not fully settle and remain a bit soft in the freezer. For this reason, I always store my glazed cakes in air tight containers, in which the cake will not touch the sides or top of the container. Freeze up to 6 months.
  • To thaw the cake decorated in cream cheese frosting or glaze, simply remove it from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Why make this easy cream cheese glaze

Why, because this strawberry cream cheese glaze is delightfully creamy and tangy and it’s a strawberry explosion of flavor. It will add incredible strawberry fruitiness to any cake. Plus, strawberry cream cheese glaze is so easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients and it will make your cake look so gorgeous. Friends, you can’t go wrong with this glaze.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze

Tangy, fruity and easy strawberry glaze made with cream cheese and fresh strawberries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword glaze, cake glaze, easy glaze, cream cheese glaze, strawberry glaze, glaze with fresh strawberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 55kcal
Cost $1.50

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese Room temperature
  • ½ to 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup pureed strawberries I pureed between 5 to 6 medium strawberries.
  • 3 – 4 TBS corn starch Optional – how thick or thin do you like your glaze?

Instructions

  • Puree strawberries. Set aside.
    ¼ to ⅓ cup pureed strawberries
  • Mix cream cheese and ½ cup powdered sugar well and until smooth. Start out with ½ cup of powdered sugar.
    4 ounces cream cheese, ½ to 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Add ¼ cup strawberry puree and mix well. Sample add more sugar or puree as you feel it is needed.
  • Use corn starch to thicken. Incorporate well.
  • Spoon or drizzle glaze over cake.

Notes

I ended up using 1/4 cup plus 1 or 2 tablespoons of puree.  It tasted amazing, but would have been just as good with 1/4 cup.
This recipe is all about how you like it.  It’s important you sample.  If it’s not sweet enough, add more sugar.  If you would like a bigger strawberry flavor, add more puree.  

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal

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