Recipes Just Begging For Cream Cheese Frosting (PHOTOS)

These recipes go way beyond red velvet and carrot cakes.

When it comes to frostings, cream cheese is one of the best. Though it may initially seem like an unusual pairing, this sweet-and-savory topping proves cream cheese is not necessarily best suited for a bagel.

In using cream cheese frosting, most people tend towards red velvet or carrot cakes. And while we won't argue with these classics, we think you're seriously underestimating the power cream cheese frosting if these are the only desserts you're using it for. From gingerbread cupcakes, to red velvet ice cream, to cinnamon rolls, we've put together the 13 best ways to eat more cream cheese frosting. We promise you'll find a new favorite.

1
Carrot Cake Trifle with Cream Cheese Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
2
Red Velvet Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl
Annie's Eats
3
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
4
Carrot Cake
Simply Recipes
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5
Zucchini Cupcakes and the BEST Cream Cheese Frosting
I Am Baker
6
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
7
Double Chocolate Loaf with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread
Cookin' Canuck
8
Red Velvet Cake
Bakerella
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9
Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
10
Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Cake
Lemon Sugar
11
Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Two Peas & Their Pod
12
1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls
Gimme Some Oven
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13
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chai Cream Cheese Frosting
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