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.
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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.