Creamy Orange Spread

Transform any bread with this delicious topping

This recipe is the perfect creation if you are looking to take your quick breads up a notch.

I have eaten this on banana bread, pumpkin bread, cranberry bread, and more. It is the best thing I have ever done to these types of breads.

Cream cheese is one of those things that can make just about any recipe better, and in this recipe it is the star of the show. The orange and vanilla flavors perfectly compliment the cream cheese, and the sugar is at just the right amount.

It’s not a frosting. It’s a topping. It’s perfectly sweet and the perfect topping for your favorite bread.


Cream cheese

The perfect base for the flavors of this topping.


This recipe has just the perfect amount of sweetness. It isn’t frosting sweet, but you will love the sweetness it adds to whatever you put it on.

Orange Peel

The peel adds strong flavor that penetrates the cream cheese so that every bite has a hint of orange


This amazing ingredient brings out the flavor of the orange and the sweetness of the sugar

Orange juice

This adds a bit of liquid and adds to the delicious orange flavor


1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temp.

3 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

Orange zest from 1 medium orange (1-2 tsp)

1-2 tsp orange juice (optional)


Mix the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and orange zest together until consistency is smooth. (If more liquid is needed to achieve your preferred consistency, the orange juice can be added 1 tsp at a time.)