Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

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Lemon-Cream Cheese FrostingRecipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon
Makes about 1 cup


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1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Zest of 1 lemon, grated
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


With an electric mixer on medium, beat the cream cheese until softened. Slowly add the sugar, zest, and juice and beat until creamy, about 3 minutes.

Tip: For lump-free frosting, you will need room-temperature cream cheese. To hurry the process up, place an unwrapped block of cream cheese on a plate and microwave it at 50 percent power for 10-second intervals.

Created date

March 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 95
Caloriesfromfat 46 %
Fat 5 g
Satfat 3 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 42 mg
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 1 g