Mmmmmm Lemmmoooonnnnn. I’m obsessed with everything lemon. It’s definitely one of my top 2 favorite flavors. Lemon is refreshing and tangy and somehow always makes me feel like the dessert I’m eating is just a little healthier (I know it’s not!). This Amazing Lemon Cream Cheese Icing is a quick and delicious way to give your cakes that lemon zing that everyone craves.
Like my basic Amazing Cream Cheese Icing, it adds decadence to the simplest of cakes. It’s perfect on almost anything and it’s more versatile than you think! Having a great recipe for lemon icing is a staple for any baker.
With any cream cheese frosting, there are basically 5 key ingredients: butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and a flavoring of choice. Keep in mind this is not intended to be an airy icing. It pipes and spreads easily and holds up really well. It will need to be refrigerated because of the cheese. But in my opinion, refrigeration makes it taste even better! You just can’t go wrong with cream cheese icing!
Having a great recipe for lemon icing is a staple for any baker.
This icing is a must for my Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Poundcake Cupcakes! It is perfect on any cakes, muffins or cookies (or just to eat spoonfuls of on it’s own)! I have used this recipe for Mother’s Day, Birthday Parties, Tea Parties, BBQs and just for fun. This Amazing Lemon Cream Cheese Icing is so simple to make:
- With a hand mixer/stand mixer whip room temperature softened butter, cream cheese and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
- Slowly add in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time and mix until completely combined. That’s it!
I hope you enjoy this icing as much as my family and I do! Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
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Amazing Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe
This icing is great on ANYTHING! Even eaten by itself.
- 1/2 cup Butter Softened
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice Fresh squeezed is best
- 4 cups Powdered Sugar
With hand mixer, beat butter, cream cheese and lemon juice together on low-medium speed until smooth.
Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, and mix on low-medium speed until you reach the desired consistency.
Pipe or spread icing onto cooled cake or cupcakes. Garnish as desired (optional).
This icing is a must for my Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Poundcake Cupcakes!