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Calories in Cream Cheese Icing

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author image Brian Willett
Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
Calories in Cream Cheese Icing
Icing adds a lot of calories to baked goods. Photo Credit: bhofack2/iStock/GettyImages

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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Calories

LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate notes that two tablespoons of cream cheese icing contains 130 calories. This serving of cream cheese icing contains just under the calorie count in two chocolate chip cookies, according to MyPlate.

While that might not seem like much, these calories are empty calories made up of fat and sugar. If you're watching your weight and trying to eat a nutritious diet, cream cheese icing should be consumed in moderation and infrequently.

Fat

Cream cheese icing has three grams of fat per two tablespoon serving, according to MyPlate, including one gram of saturated fat. The American Heart Association suggests limiting daily saturated fat intake to 16 grams.

Carbohydrates

Cream cheese icing is also rich in carbohydrates. According to MyPlate, two tablespoons of this icing provides 27 grams of carbohydrates, with 25 grams of sugar.

The American Heart Association recommends that women consume 25 grams of sugar or less a day, and men consume 38 grams of sugar or less a day. One serving of cream cheese icing meets the daily maximum for women.

Protein

Protein is a vital nutrient that helps build your muscles and the structure of other bodily tissues. MyPlate notes that cream cheese icing does not contain any protein, whatsoever.

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