Cream cheese icing can add a lot of flavor to baked goods, but it also adds a significant amount of calories. If you are dieting, you should check the nutrition facts carefully to decide whether to include cream cheese icing in your diet.
Online nutrition resource MyFitnessPal explains that 2 tbsp. of cream cheese icing contains 150 calories. According to the nutrition information from the Daily Plate, this serving of cream cheese icing contains 10 more calories than a chocolate cupcake.
Cream cheese icing is high in fat, with 5 g per 2 tbsp. serving, according to MyFitnessPal. The website explains that 2 g of this fat comes from saturated fat. The American Heart Association suggests limiting daily saturated fat intake to 16 g.
Cream cheese icing is also rich in carbohydrates. According to MyFitnessPal, 2 tbsp. of this icing provides 24 g of carbohydrates, with 22 g of sugar.
Protein is a vital nutrient that helps build your muscles and the structure of other bodily tissues. MyFitnessPal notes that cream cheese icing does not contain any protein, however.