Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Icing

Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Icing

Course Cake, Dessert, Frosting, Icing
Cuisine American, Spanish Inspired
Keyword dulce-de-leche-cream-cheese-icing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 32 oz powdered sugar
  • 1 13.4 oz can *dulce de leche i.e. Nestles
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whip together cream cheese, dulce de leche, butter, vanilla flavoring and salt.
  • Whip on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes or until well blended.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add powdered sugar, beating after each addition. With each addition of powdered sugar, add one tablespoon of cream.
  • Continue adding the powdered sugar and cream, stopping to scrape the bowl as needed. After all of the sugar has been added, increase the speed of the mixer to medium-high and whip for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Use as desired to frost one 2 or 3 layer (8 or 9) inch cake, one 1/2 sheet cake, 30-36 cupcakes or 100 mini cupcakes.
  • May store any leftovers in an airtight container chilled for up to one week.


*Dulce de Leche is readily available in most grocery stores or specialty food stores like World Market or Williams Sonoma. It's usually found in the Hispanic foods section of most grocery stores. The can may look very similar to sweetened condensed milk, but, it's very different so, read the label carefully.