Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Jill Cooks


This is a great frosting for your favorite lemon cake. You can use orange zest instead of lemon.

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12 ounces cream cheese, chilled
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the butter until thoroughly combined. Beat in the sugar and then the lemon zest, vanilla and sour cream.
Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before using to frost cake. (will keep in an air tight containter in the refrigerator for one week).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy