Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

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Overbeating the frosting will make it runny, so be sure to beat it just until blended, and make sure the butter and cream cheese are chilled before using.

2 cups


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1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, chilled
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, chilled
3 cups powdered sugar


Beat first 4 ingredients at high speed of a mixer about 2 minutes or just until smooth (do not overbeat). Gradually add powdered sugar, and beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat). Cover and chill 2 hours.

Created date

April 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 17.7 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Calcium 11 mg