Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
5 cups

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


  • 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.

    Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
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