Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 95
  • Calories from fat: 46%
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 1g


  • 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


  1. 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.
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