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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Amanda Howell

Great on Lemon Drops.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter in a bowl until combined. Beat in powdered sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Beat in 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups more of powdered sugar till frosting is of spreading consistency. Stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring.
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Reviews

KRISTI1687
69
6/20/2004

5 cups of sugar is way too much! I followed other people's instructions and only put 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar in and added a bit more lemon juice and it turned out perfectly. This is sooo good, and it goes great on the daffodil cake!

naples34102
56
4/2/2009

As written, only an average recipe. Too much playing around with measurements to get it to proper consistency to rate this any higher. I used only half the amount of lemon juice (and added some zest to replace lost lemon flavor) and it still was thinner than I would have liked. And, as others have remarked, it really is too sweet. By the time I manipulated the sugar and juice measurements and added lemon zest, I really wasn't making this recipe anymore. Since I was using this to pipe on cupcakes and needed a sturdier frosting, rather than add more confectioners sugar I added a couple teaspoons of meringue powder, which helped. If I was to make this in the future I would still use only 1 T. of lemon juice, and perhaps double the cream cheese.

zmo
47
12/7/2007

I made this frosting yesterday, and used fresh lemon juice and no food coloring (you don't really need it, the color is nice without coloring). The flavor is great, except I think that it's much too sweet. If I make this again, I will use less sugar.