Low Carb Cream Cheese Icing

Low Carb Carrot Cake

Low Carb Cream Cheese Icing

This delicious Low Carb Cream Cheese Icing recipe creates a delicious, creamy icing. This tastes amazing served as frosting on top of this Low Carb Carrot Cake . You wouldn’t know it was low carb at all. It’s a divine cake and suitable for any occasion. It’s probably my favorite low carb cake recipe (followed hot on the heels by the Chocolate Zucchini Cake mentioned further on in this article.)

Just because you are trying to reduce your carbs or the amount of sugar you have in your life doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to miss out on sweet treats such as cakes and muffins. So if you make a suitable low carb or sugar free cake, how are you going to top it? This delicious, sugar free Low Carb Cream Cheese Frosting creates the perfect sugar free icing to top off any cake that needs a delicious, creamy chocolate icing.

Low Carb Carrot Cake

Serving Suggestions

Try this simple to make icing served on the top of a Low Carb Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins or with the delicious recipe for a Low Carb Chocolate Olive Oil Cake, for some great tasting combinations. One of my favorite recipes for a celebration cake is my recipe for Low Carb Chocolate Zucchini Cake. To create an amazing cake for a special occasion, this cake would be ideal to stack and you could ice it with this recipe, or simply use the Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting  recipe for a chocolate flavor.  No one would ever guess that this type of cake was low carb or sugar free, as it tastes divine.

Cake Topping and Filling Ideas

For other some other frosting, icing and filling ideas for cakes, you could also try using some of the Sugar Free Chia Jam recipes for filling a special occasion cake. There’s an amazing recipe for Raspberry Jam as well as Strawberry Jam. You could use whipped cream or the vanilla cream cheese frosting as filling as well, and the end result is not only stunning but absolutely delicious. A nother delicious version of this recipe is to add some Sugar Free Lemon Curd to the frosting. The result is a truly amazing lemon flavored low carb cream cheese frosting. OMG….it’s delicious.

So yes, you are a bit limited by choice with cakes and sweets when you try to reduce your carb intake, including sugar. Fortunately there are lots of great recipes around, such as this one, that help create delicious cakes that are perfect for any occasion. They would even be worthy of being centre of attention at a party or celebration.

Low Carb Carrot Cake

Low Carb Cream Cheese Icing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Baking, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets
Cuisine: Baking, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, cream cheese icing, frosting, icing, low carb frosting, low carb icing
Servings: 1 recipe


  • 250 gms /9 oz Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 75 gms / 2.5 oz Butter
  • 1/2 cup Swerve or 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener ground to powder
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract


  • Beat room temperature cream cheese and butter until well combined and creamy.
  • Add all other ingredients and continue beating until light and creamy.
  • Variations
  • Add 1/4 cup cocoa/dutch processed cocoa or cacao for Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
  • Add juice of 1/2 lemon for Lemon Cream Cheese Icing- add rind as well if desired
  • Add 1/4 cup Sugar Free Lemon Curd for delicious Lemon Curd Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons pure cream/ pouring cream with other ingredients for a softer icing/frosting.

Recipe Notes

Suitable to frost a large single layer or double layer cake or a large batch batch of muffins or cupcakes.
You can freeze this frosting but for best results use within 3 months.
Note that for best results ensure that your sweetener is in powder form otherwise it will be gritty.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 1382kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 143g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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