Shiny Cream Cheese Frosting

lemon glaze
3 cups

Use this recipe to frost our Citrus Poppyseed Cake, Banana Cake, or your favorite cupcakes.


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium-low speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add butter, and cream until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add confectioners' sugar on low speed, and mix until completely combined.

  2. Beat frosting on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Transfer to an airtight container, and chill until firm, 3 hours or overnight.

Cook's Notes

Let this frosting chill for at least three hours before spreading.

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