Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This lemon cream cheese frosting recipe is sweet, tangy and delicious! Pair it with a simple yellow cake or pump up the flavor with a lemon cake recipe. No matter what you choose this lemon frosting will have your guests drooling.
  • Prep5 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount2 1/2 cups


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  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and lemon zest with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Next, beat in lemon juice then gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Make sure to beat well after each addition.
  3. Scrape down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary and beat on medium until smooth, about 1 minute.
  4. If frosting seems too thin, add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. If it seems too thick, add more lemon juice 1 teaspoon at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.


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