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Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

Photo: Quentin Bacon
Yield Makes about 1 cup


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.