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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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"Great flavor and so creamy. Great on Daffodil cake."

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Original recipe makes 3 - 2/3 cups Change Servings


  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar in 2 additions. Beat until creamy. Add more icing sugar or juice as needed for easy spreading. Makes about 3 2/3 cups.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2002

The general idea of the recipe is great, but it's way too much sugar. I prepared the frosting with 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and even then it was a bit on the sweet side, so I added more lemon juice. But with these adjustments, it was great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 28, 2011

it's supposed to be 5 OUNCES of sugar, not 5 cups! 5 oz is about 1-1/4 cups, spooned and leveled - which makes a really lovely frosting. This recipe has WAY too much sugar.

Apr 19, 2005

I almost didn't make this because another review complained about it being too thin and more like a glaze than a frosting. Glad I tried it anyway! Don't know what that other reviewer did wrong but this is great frosting. I did have to add 2 more teaspoons of lemon juice to get the spreading consistency I needed, but that's not a problem. This great tasting frosting not only spread beautifully but it also pipes well and holds its shape. I'd happily recommend this to anyone looking for a lemon cake frosting.

Jul 05, 2003

Great frosting!! I did make a few adjustments though. Used 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice instead of two, and only used 4 cups of powdered sugar. The result was sweet, tangy, and delectable. Kind of reminded me of lemon meringue pie.

May 30, 2006

I used a box butter cake mix recipe with lemon curd as the middle layer icing and the lemon cream cheese frosting for the outer layer. It was fantastic!

Mar 11, 2011

Decent enough as is, but with so much powdered sugar a good deal of cream cheese flavor and its distinctive tang was unfortunately lost. This might be much better with 1-2 cups less sugar for a real cream cheesey taste. Very lemony - glad I chose to use it on a basic white cake.

Jul 20, 2005

This was such a good frosting to frost any cake take it from me if your looking for a good lemon frosting this is it! And i really dont know how anyone would get a glaze out of this you cant go wrong on that.

Aug 28, 2003

This was a great recipe! Made it for my lemon cake that I used to only glaze. That will never happen again, this frosting will always be on our lemon cake from now on. Baked it for my dad and took it to his resturant, the next day he called wanting the recipe for 2 people. Thanks Carol


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  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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