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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This fuss-free frosting is ideal for those who like their sweets not too sweet.

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  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups


  • 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar (about 4 cups), sifted
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon), plus 4 teaspoons juice


  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth, about 5 minutes. Beat in lemon zest and juice. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days. Stir until smooth before using.

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