Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Amanda Howell 0

"Great on Lemon Drops."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 73 cals

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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

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  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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  1. 94 Ratings


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!


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.


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.