Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


For  Single Recipe    (Frosts a two layer 8 or 9-inch cake)


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth (do not over beat).
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Mix until fluffy and thin enough to spread over cake.
  4. If necessary, stir in additional lemon juice a teaspoon at a time to achieve optimal spreading consistency.


Single recipe fills and frosts three 8-inch layers, two 9-inch layers, 24 cupcakes, or a 13 x 9-inch oblong cake.

Half recipe frosts one 9-inch layer cake, 12 cupcakes, or 1 recipe of frosted lemon drops.

This recipe can be used to frost frosted lemon drop cookies.

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Recipe from Betty Crocker's Cookbook. New York: Golden Press (1980).