Everyone loves a sweet and smooth cream cheese icing. This cinnamon cream cheese glaze is creamy, thick, and oh-so-satisfying.

Cinnamon cream cheese glaze being poured on pancakes.

Cinnamon cream cheese glaze is so versatile, you’ll be making it all year long.

It’s an amazing dip for apples and graham crackers, and is absolute perfection on apple pancakes, apple bars, and apple cakes. 

It’s also just right for donuts, muffins, waffles, and classic buttermilk pancakes. You’ll be reaching for this icing day after day!

About this cinnamon cream cheese glaze

This spiced cinnamon cream cheese glaze is sweet and toasty, making it a great sauce for a cake. Cinnamon glaze has a subtle flavor and creamy texture, so it’s a great compliment for any dish you can dream up because it won’t overwhelm the flavors you already have. Try it on cinnamon pancakes. With cinnamon whipped cream. And a cinnamon dolce latte! Too much? NEVER.

It also adds a homemade touch to store-bought baked goods, so you can bring a freshly glazed cake to your next party even if you don’t have time to bake.

You’ll love how this spiced glaze pairs with nuts. Try chopped toasted walnuts and this glaze on freshly sliced pound cake

Or how about this cinnamon glaze with candied pecans over vanilla bean muffins?

Or sliced almonds with this sauce over pumpkin muffins? Endlessly versatile!

The powdered sugar balances the tart cream cheese and the cinnamon mixed throughout makes this the (literal) icing on the cake. The best!

Can’t get enough cream cheese? Don’t miss our traditional cream cheese glaze or lemon cream cheese glaze.

Overhead view of two stacks of pancakes with glaze.

What you need

  • Cream Cheese: We recommend using full-fat or low-fat, but not fat free. Make sure it’s softened to room temperature so it can blend with the other ingredients.
  • Powdered Sugar: Otherwise known as confectioners’ sugar, this blends perfectly into the cream cheese and won’t be grainy.
  • Cinnamon: Choose whatever ground cinnamon you like!
  • Vanilla Extract: If you don’t have it, you could leave it out, but it adds depth to the flavor.
  • Milk: Milk thins out the glaze so that it’s pourable. We recommend 2% or whole milk.
Overhead view of ingredients needed.

How to make it/them

Add cream cheese and powdered sugar to medium sized mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until smooth.

Cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl.

Add milk, cinnamon, and vanilla and beat again.

Glaze with cinnamon and vanilla.

Add more liquid if necessary to achieve desired consistency.

Glaze in a mixing bowl.

Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.

How to make this glaze your own

  • If you’re looking for a fun treat for the kids, make the glaze a little thicker and spread a little cinnamon cream cheese glaze on a graham cracker and top with a few chocolate chips or chocolate candies. Have fun and get creative! You can use candy corn at Halloween, or red and green M&Ms at Christmas. You can also use this icing to hold candy pieces onto muffins or bars. 
  • This is also the perfect glaze for a pan of fresh cinnamon rolls or for a sheet cake of cake-y bars. Yum!
  • You can adjust the amount of milk you use to make this icing thinner or thicker to suit your needs. This glaze ranges from a thin sauce to a thick frosting.

Storage Suggestions

Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.

More pancake toppings

Cinnamon cream cheese glaze on a stack of pancakes.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

Everyone loves a sweet and smooth cream cheese icing. This cinnamon cream cheese glaze is creamy, thick, and oh-so-satisfying.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk, more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add cream cheese and powdered sugar to medium sized mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until smooth. Add milk, cinnamon, and vanilla and beat again. Add more liquid if necessary to achieve desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

  • You can adjust the amount of milk you use to make this icing thinner or thicker to suit your needs. This glaze ranges from a thin sauce to a thick frosting.
  • Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.
Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 96mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 400IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 1mg