Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

<p>Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting</p>
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

This is a very soft frosting, perfect for spreading over a sheet cake. If you use it for a layer cake, reduce the lemon juice to 1 Tbsp.

 

 

Yield:

Makes about 3 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest

Preparation

1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add lemon juice, beating just until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended; stir in lemon zest.