Several people I work with declared this the best frosting they’ve ever had. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I added the zest of a full lemon because I couldn’t taste the lemon initially, and ended up adding more powdered sugar to thicken the consistent. Did not turn out too sweet and the lemon flavor was perfect and still not in-your-face.
I will confess that the name of this made me think of an herbal cough drop. But trust me, it tastes nothing like one! It is the perfect complement to the spicy ginger cake. For those who dislike the sickening sweetness of most cream cheese icings, I'd recommend checking the taste after adding 1 cup of sugar. I settled on 1 1/3 cup of sugar - you get the wonderful tang of cream cheese with the brightness of the lemon without the common toothache. I've taken the main ingredients here (16 oz cream cheese, 1/2 c butter, 2 tsp of vanilla, and 1 1/3 c of sugar) and written them down in my recipe book as Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting.