Need to know if there's a way to speed up softening cream cheese? There is! And it's super simple -- we've got all the info you need.
For an 8-ounce block of cream cheese, place the completely unwrapped cheese on a microwave-safe plate and microwave it on high for 15 seconds. Just add 10 seconds for each additional 8 ounces of cheese.
If an liquid or whey seeps out of the cheese while it softens, be sure to add the whey to your recipe along with the solids.