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Amarula Cream Cheese Frosting

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Do you know how to make Amarula Cream Cheese Icing?

A week or so ago I was asked for an Amarula Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Since then it’s been hounding me so as we are visiting friends tonight, I decided that this is the opportunity and made a carrot cake with Amarula Cream Cheese Frosting! As in my nature, I took another recipe and made my own adjustments, so this is my recreated version below:


  1. 250 g cream cheese (1 brick)
  2. 1/4 lb (4 oz) / 115 g 1 stick softened butter
  3. 1-2 tsp Amarula Liqueur
  4. 1½ cups icing sugar (confectioners/powdered sugar)


Ingredients to prepare Amarula Cream Cheese Frosting


How to make your Amarula Cream Cheese Icing:

  • Beat cream cheese, butter and Amarula Liqueur with electric beaters until light and fluffy and well-blended.
  • Slowly add ½ cup of icing sugar at a time, and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Check for consistency and taste. If you prefer it sweeter, feel free to add another ½ cup of icing sugar.
  • Although, I prefer to not add it, as I am not keen on the extra sweetness.
  • Liberally coat your cooled carrot cake with this moreish Amarula Cream cheese Icing.
  • Decorate and sprinkle a copious amount of chopped walnuts and add some maraschino cherries as well.


Plated Carrot cake with Amarula Cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with Walnuts and decorated with Maraschino cherries


Now all that remains to be done, would be to make yourself a steaming cup of coffee (or tea if you rather prefer tea) and bite into this most amazing Amarula Cream cheese Icing.

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8 thoughts on “Amarula Cream Cheese Frosting”

    • Hi Cheryl, Thank you for visiting and your comment. I have not done that before, but I do not see any reason why not. So if you feel like trying it out, I would suggest to test it on a small sample cake first to see the results. I would love to hear from you how it worked.

  1. What a brilliant idea! I love flavored icings. My oldest son told me he wants a cherry cake and I was thinking an almond-flavored icing might be nice. Have you ever tried mixing your favorite liquor into pie dough? If you add in about 2 ounces to a standard pie crust recipe, the alcohol cooks out while baking, leaving you with awesome flavor and really easy-to-work pie dough.


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